IDF Hits Hamas Terror Targets in Response to Rocket Fire at Israelis

An Israeli Air Force fighter jet releases flares during an acrobatics display during a graduation ceremony in the Hatzerim air force base near the southern city of Beersheba, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
AP/Ariel Schalit

The Algemeiner reports: – The Israeli Air Force struck Hamas terror targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday night in Israel’s second response to three rockets that were fired from the coastal territory towards the Jewish state on Friday.

The Israeli military strikes occurred just before midnight, according to an official IDF statement. After conducting the retaliatory strikes, the IDF stated that Iran is inciting a new war between Gaza-based Palestinian terror groups and Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the three rockets fired from Gaza were supplied by Iran.

“Israel views Hamas as responsible for any firing at us from the Gaza Strip,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday during his security cabinet meeting. “Since we destroyed the terrorist tunnel that penetrated into our territory several weeks ago, the IDF has attacked approximately 40 Hamas targets including an additional attack by the air force last night.”

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