Israel’s Army Retaliated After Being Hit By Mortar Attacks
After rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel’s uninhabited area of the Eshkol region, Israel retaliated by launching two air strikes on Hamas targets in the southern Gaza Strip.
Two mortar attacks from the Gaza strip hit open areas in the Eshkol region of southern Israel, near the border fence with the Palestinian enclave. The attacks triggered alert sirens and sparked alarm throughout the region.
According to the Israel Bombs HamasIsrael Defense Forces (IDF), three mortar shells were fired at Israeli forces engaged in operational activities near the Gaza border security fence early Friday morning. In response, Israel’s army retaliated without hesitation by launching air raids on two Hamas infrastructure locations.
Fortunately, no reports of injuries or damage in Israel were received.
Palestinians Confirm Israel’s Air Raids in Southern Gaza Strip
In response to the series of Hamas mortar attacks, Israeli jets carried out strikes against a Hamas facility in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians confirmed that Israel’s air raids hit Beit Lahia in northern Gaza and in Khuzaa, southeast of Khan Yunis, in the south of the territory. No injuries or casualties were reported.
Israel Discovers More Hamas Tunnels
Israel has disclosed a report that Hamas have been secretly involved in tunnel digging enterprises. The IDF discovered two Hamas tunnels burrowing into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip this month.
The tunnels were discovered by Israel following the arrest of a Hamas operative who disclosed information about the tunnel digging enterprise.
The discovery prompted Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to issue a warning that stressed Israel’s determination to retaliate when the security of Israelis is at risk.
“Terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip need to know that if they try to disrupt our lives, they will be delivered a severe blow.” – Moshe Ya’alon
Israel’s army has reported at least 11 separate mortar fire incidents towards Israel in cross border fire since Tuesday.
The surge of cross border firing drew concern over the fate of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the largest extremist fundamentalist Islamic organization operating in Gaza.