Israel intercepts rocket launched from Gaza, responds with tanks

Michele Moreno
December 12, 2017

"In response to the rocket, an IDF tank and the IAF [Israel Air Force] targeted Hamas terror posts in the southern Gaza Strip", the tweet said.

The IDF pounded Hamas targets inside Gaza on Monday night in response to several rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists at Israel earlier.

Update: Reshet Bet says Iron Dome successfully intercepted 2 rockets from Gaza. No reports of injuries or damage have been received. -Gen. Ronen Manelis said, adding that "the tunnel project in the Gaza Strip has suffered a heavy blow".

According to Conricus, the tunnel stretched from the area of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip to hundreds of metres (yards) inside Israeli territory.

After the rocket fire, Israeli aircraft and a tank attacked Hamas sites in the Strip, the army said, noting that it holds the terror group, which runs Gaza, responsible for all rocket attacks.

Recent days have seen a spike in rockets attacks from Gaza, following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A third rocket was shot down by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system. In the process of that demolition, 10 gunmen from the group and another two from Hamas were killed - deaths that Israeli sources described as an unintended result of the passage's collapse within Gazan turf.

"The enemy will pay the price for breaking the rules of engagement with the resistance in Gaza", Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement on Sunday.

In recent years Israel has largely refrained from carrying out so-called "targeted killings" of militants in the enclave in an apparent attempt to avoid heightening tensions along the Gaza border.

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