Israeli planes hit Hamas terror targets in Gaza early Thursday in response to several attacks by Gaza Arab terrorists. As planes were firing at targets, Hamas terrorists shot at planes, and several shots hit inside a house on the Israeli side of the border, setting off the Red Alert warning system and sending residents scurrying to safe rooms. The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m.Thursday morning. No Israeli injuries were reported. Hamas claimed that one Gaza resident was killed in the Israeli raid.
This was the second day in a row that Israeli forces attacked Hamas terror installations. On Wednesday, Israeli forces fired at Hamas terror targets after an explosive device went off as an IDF bulldozer operated along the border fence. No injuries or damage were reported in the explosion. Officials said that it was the activity of the bulldozer that set off the bomb, which had been planted at the border fence by Gaza terrorists.
The IDF said in a statement that it “considers Hamas responsible for all acts of terror from the Gaza Strip. The IDF will not allow Hamas to turn the border fence area into a battleground.”