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IDF Responds Forcefully to Palestinian Cross-border Fire

Palestinian-Islamists continue to fire rockets and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip toward Israel’s southern communities. Three projectiles were launched from the Hamas-controlled territory in the direction of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai and Moshav Netiv HaAsara last night. They exploded in non-populated areas, causing no reported injuries or damage. An IDF tank immediately responded to the attack by striking two Hamas military outposts in the northern Gaza Strip.

Air raid sirens were sounded multiple times several hours later in several Israeli communities throughout the region, although the IDF Spokespersons Unit released a statement to notify the public that these had been “false alarms.” It also noted that ‘during the “false” sirens’, the Iron Dome Missile Defense System had been deployed unnecessarily.

Meanwhile, the IDF announced that Israeli Air Force fighter jets struck a number of “terror targets” in a Hamas military compound in a northern district of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military underscored that it “will continue to operate against attempt to harm Israeli civilians,” and reiterated that it “holds the Hamas terror organization accountable for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip, and emanating from it.”