Israel bombs Hamas target in Gaza in response to rocket attack
An IAF F-16 takes off. (Yissachar Ruas/IAF)
The IAF bombed a Hamas military target in response to a rocket fired at Israel.
By: World Israel News Staff
Terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israel on Tuesday, setting off sirens in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. The rocket fell in open space, causing no injuries or damage.
In response, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) targeted a Hamas military compound in the southern Gaza Strip.
While it is unlikely that Hamas fired the rocket, the IDF holds the terror group, which rules Gaza, accountable for all hostile acts originating in the Strip.
Recent days have seen a spike in rockets attacks from Gaza following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A total of 10 rockets have been fired at Israel in the past week.
A similar exchange of fire occurred on Monday night.
While tensions are high on the border with Gaza, the IDF estimates that Hamas is not seeking to escalate the situation and engage in a full-blown armed conflict with Israel, at this time.