Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted a rocket launching site in the northern Gaza Strip and a terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip.

Direct hits were confirmed.

The targeting of these sites is in direct response to the rockets fired at Israel. A Grad rocket was fired at Be’er Sheva earlier today and was successfully thwarted by the Iron Dome active missile defense system.

In Response to Rocket Fire- IAF Targets Terror Activity Sites

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.