Israeli military responds to rocket attack from Gaza with airstrikes
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- Israeli military launches airstrikes on Hamas militants in Gaza.
- A rocket was fired from Gaza, which was intercepted by Israel’s missile defense system.
- The airstrikes were launched in response to the rocket fire and to prevent further attacks on Israeli territory.
The Israeli military launched airstrikes in Gaza on Monday, targeting Hamas militants who were planning to carry out attacks on Israeli territory. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement that the airstrikes targeted Hamas military infrastructure, including underground tunnels used by militants.
The airstrikes were launched in response to a rocket that was fired from Gaza earlier in the day, which landed in Israel. The rocket was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, and no injuries were reported.
The IDF said in a statement that the rocket attack “is a severe breach of Israeli sovereignty and will not be tolerated.” The IDF added that it holds Hamas responsible for all attacks from the Gaza Strip.
The Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Hamas, has seen an uptick in violence in recent months. The group has launched several rocket attacks on Israel, prompting Israeli airstrikes in response. The latest round of violence comes amid political turmoil in Israel, where a new coalition government is set to take office.
February 24, 2023 at 5:21 pm
Hamas not using schools and hospitals as missile launch sites anymore? I am almost impressed!