IDF attacks Hamas military compound

Smoke and flames are seen following what police said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 8, 2014. Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas after a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3XLOE

Jerusalem, The IDF attacked a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in southern Gaza overnight Tuesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The statement added that the airstrike was carried out in retaliation for the earlier rocket fire from Gaza.

The “Red Alert” incoming rocket siren was heard on Tuesday evening at around 10:47 p.m. in two localities in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel.

Upon investigation, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office stated that it appeared that a rocket had been fired from Gaza into Israeli territory.

It is believed the rocket exploded in an open area. No physical injuries or damages were reported.

Since Israel exposed a terrorist tunnel on the Gaza border a few days ago, rocket fire from Gaza into Israeli territory has been renewed, at an extent not seen since Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

On Monday night, rocket sirens were heard in the Ashkelon and Hof Ashkelon regions in southern Israel at around 11:30.

Shortly thereafter, the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted two rockets that fired from Gaza towards the area. No physical injuries or damages were reported.

Source- Arutz Sheva

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