JPOST.COM STAFF – June 20, 2018
Red alert sirens were heard in Ashkelon, Gaza border communities and Kerem Shakom in southern Israel repeatedly on Tuesday night as thirteen attempts to fire rockets from the Gaza strip into Israel were noticed by Israeli security forces.
The attempts seemed to cause no damages in Israel and four were intercepted by Iron Dome, the rockets were fired both to the south and to the north of the Gaza Strip.
In response the IAF attacked eight Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
Three IAF fighter jets struck three targets in a Hamas base located in the southern part of the Gaza Strip earlier on Tuesday night, IDF spokesperson unit reported.
The strikes were in retaliation to the ongoing launching of incendiary kites and balloons into Israeli territory.
The IDF warned that it is ready to use “a variety of tools and means” to respond in an increasing intensity to such acts of terror.