Earlier this morning, IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist at a rocket launching site from which two rockets were fired at the city of Ashdod a short time beforehand, in the northern Gaza Strip. A hit was confirmed. Ashdod is home to over 200,000 Israeli civilians.
The IDF (Zahal) is prepared to defend the residents of Israel and will respond with strength and determination against any attempt to execute terrorist attacks. Hamas uses other terror organizations to carry out terror attacks against the State of Israel and will bear the consequences of these actions in any future operation embarked upon by the IDF (Zahal) in order to eliminate the terror threat and restore the relative calm to the area.