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Rocket Fire on Southern Israel Prompts IDF Counterstrikes

January 27, 2023

by: Ynet

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Friday, 27 January 2023 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] on Friday carried out strikes against targets in Gaza, including an underground rocket production facility, the military said.

Explosions were seen in the southern and central Gaza Strip after rocket fire directed at southern Israel and intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

It was the first time rockets were fired from Gaza since December last year and since the formation of the new government.

Egypt, Qatar, and the US attempted to prevent the Islamic Jihad from retaliating for the death of 10 militants affiliated with the terror group in Thursday’s raid on Jenin. (Editor’s note: According to Palestinian reports, eight militants and one civilian were killed in Thursday’s raid.)

The IDF spokesperson said Israel regards the Gaza-ruling Hamas organization as responsible for rockets fired from it territory and would be made to pay and that targeting their facilities would impact their ability to produce more weapons.

Earlier on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority said it was suspending security coordination with Israel in the wake of the Jenin raid.

Posted on January 27, 2023

Source: (This article was originally published by Ynetnews on January 27, 2023. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

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