Un Blog dédié à l'armée de l'air Israelienne et à ses compagnies aériennes de type commerciales / A dedicated blog to Israel Air Force and its Commercial Airlines
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
(En) IAF strike hits rocket launching equipment in Gaza
The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday morning that it
carried out an airstrike and hit rocket-launching equipment in the Gaza Strip.
No casualties were reported in the attack.
The military said that the Israel Air Force strike, which
was launched in the early hours of Wednesday morning, came in response to
Tuesday's rocket fire on Sderot and the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. The
rocket landed in an open area on the outskirts of Sderot, causing no damage or
The IAF reported destroying rocket-launching devices in
Gaza. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, head of the IDF Foreign Press Branch, said Israel
holds Hamas responsible for attacks emanating from Gaza and will continue to
combat terrorist infrastructure in the enclave.
The incident comes amid increased tensionsin Israel's south. On Tuesday,
Israel's Iron Dome defense system intercepted a rocket fired from the Sinai
Peninsula toward Eilat.
Meanwhile, a Color Red alert was triggered in Sderot on
Wednesday morning by fireworks set off by Palestinians near the Erez border
crossing with Gaza, Army Radio reported. The fireworks were used as part of the
Palestinians' celebration over the release of security prisoners held by