IAF targets two terrorist sites in southern Gaza Strip
10 May 2010 , 09:27
Direct hits were identified. Photo: IDF Spokesperson
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In response to rocket fire that hit Israeli territory on Saturday night, landing in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, IAF struck two terrorist sites.

On Sunday night, the Israel Air Force struck two terrorist sites in the southern Gaza Strip.
This attack was in response to the rocket that hit Israeli territory on Saturday night, landing in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. Direct hits were identified.

The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the citizens of the State of Israel and will continue to operate against those who use terror. The IDF holds Hamas as solely responsible for maintaining peace and quiet in the Gaza Strip.

As noted, the IDF's response came after a Qassam rocket exploded on Saturday night in Ashkelon’s regional council, close to a populated area. There were no injuries or damages caused.  The code red alarm was heard in the area before the rocket fell. The attack occured after a relatively quiet period in the south of Israel.

Approximately 50 rockets have landed in Israeli territory since the beginning of 2010, and over 330 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel since the end of Operation Cast Lead.

ISA released a report that indicated an increase in mortar fire attacks this month – 10 attacks, during which 18 mortar shells were launched, compared to 5 attacks in March during which 6 mortar shells were launched.