IAF Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Rocket Attack

Flames are seen following an Israeli airstrike at a Hamas site in Gaza, early Wednesday. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

The Israeli Air Force carried out a series of strikes against Hamas terror targets on Tuesday night in response to a rocket attack on Israel earlier in the evening.

Gaza-based terrorists fired a rocket toward the city of B’eer Sheva. The rocket exploded in an open area, causing no casualties or damage. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was in the area at the time of the attack.

In response, IAF fighter jets and helicopters struck a Hamas rocket manufacturing site and military post.

“Hamas will bear the consequences for terror activity against Israeli civilians,” the IDF stated after the attack.

The last rocket attack on Israel from Gaza occurred two months ago.

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