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IDF Hits Hamas Terror Targets After Border Infiltration

An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet launches anti-missile flares during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva, on June 30, 2016. / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should …
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The Times of Israel reports: Israeli aircraft carried out a series of strikes against Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip late Saturday night, following a border breach earlier in the day, the army said.

“The Israel Defense Forces, using fighter jets, attacked a number of terror targets in an military compound belonging to the Hamas terror group in the southern Gaza Strip,” the army said in a statement. Palestinian media reported that the airstrikes hit a number of Hamas positions in the areas of Rafah and Khan Younis.

The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said it had not received any reports of injuries. The army said its airstrikes were in response to the infiltration earlier in the day. “The IDF takes seriously the continued daily attempts by the Hamas terror group to damage the security infrastructure in Israel, while threatening the security of residents and soldiers,” the army said.

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