The rocket fire continues.
IAF aircraft attacked six terror sites in the Gaza Strip overnight, Wednesday (June 20). An additional strike was carried out this early this morning, targeting a terror sites in the northern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed and all aircraft returned safely to their airbases.
The sites were targeted in response to ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip over the past few days, targeting civilian communities in southern Israel.
Most schools in the region surrounding the Gaza Strip will be closed, and civilians are advised to stay indoors and in protected areas.
Arutz Sheva – IAF aircraft struck a terror target in northern Gaza early Wednesday morning, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced in a statement.
The statement said direct hits were identified and all aircraft returned safely to their bases.
Overnight Tuesday, IAF aircraft struck six terror targets throughout Gaza.
The air strikes came in response to the barrage of rockets that were fired toward southern Israel by terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza. 45 terrorist rockets slammed into southern Israel between midnight on Tuesday and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
At least ten additional rockets were fired by terrorists in the overnight hours Tuesday. In one case, an exploding rocket caused damage to a building. There were no physical injuries.
Most of the rockets were of the short range Qassam type but three Grad missiles were fired at Netivot. In one attack on Tuesday evening, four Border Police officers were hurt, one of them seriously.
Wednesday morning’s IAF strike marks the fifth such air strike in the last 24 hours. At least six terrorists were killed in previous strikes. An IAF strike Tuesday afternoon severely injured a man who was on a motorcycle, Gaza sources said.