by: Kate Norman
Friday, 23 October 2020 | Last night, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two more rockets toward Israeli communities in the south, the Israeli military reported.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that its Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted one of the rockets. No casualties or damage were reported, meaning the other projectile most likely landed in an open field away from populated areas.
In response to the rockets, Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, including weapons production sites and underground infrastructure, according to the IDF website.
“The IDF takes all terrorist activity against Israeli territory very seriously and is prepared and willing to act as much as necessary against attempts to harm Israeli citizens and their sovereignty,” the IDF Spokesperson’s unit warned.
“The terrorist organization Hamas bears responsibility for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip, and will bear the consequences of terrorist acts against Israeli citizens,” the IDF report concluded.
Last night’s rockets were the latest in a series of aggressive acts emanating from the terror enclave.
On Tuesday, the IDF announced it had exposed a terror tunnel leading toward an Israeli kibbutz (collective community) just across the border from Gaza. The tunnel had crossed into Israeli territory but was still contained on the Gazan side of an underground barrier the Israeli military is building around the Strip to protect the Jewish state from terror tunnels.
Hours after the IDF exposed the tunnel, Gazan terrorists responded by firing a rocket, which was intercepted by the Iron Dome.
These attacks come amid further attempts by Israel and Hamas to negotiate yet another ceasefire. The Gulf state of Qatar is mediating negotiations and is on the verge of pouring millions more dollars for humanitarian aid into Gaza to buy more peace and quiet—for the time being.
Posted on October 23, 2020
Source: (Bridges for Peace, October 23, 2020)
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