IDF strikes Hamas armed wing targets in response to rocket fire

IDF attacked two Hamas targets in southern Gaza on Friday night in response to Thursday’s rocket fire. A Red Alert siren that was sounded at the time of the attack proved to be a false alarm.
IAF fighter jets (archive) Photo Credit: IAF website

IDF fighter jets attacked two Hamas targets in southern Gaza on Friday night. The targets were located in a complex used by Hamas’ armed wing, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

A Red Alert siren was sounded at the time of the attack. The IDF clarified that the siren was a false alarm. Friday’s airstrikes were a further response to the rocket fired from the Gaza Strip late Thursday night.

As previously reported by JOL, IDF forces attacked a Hamas observation post in northern Gaza on Thursday following the launch towards Israel. No rocket remnants were found.

Earlier on Thursday, Israeli security forces apprehended four Palestinians after they crossed into Israel from Gaza carrying knives and a grenade. The suspects were taken into questioning.

Tensions have been escalating in southern Israel ever since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Dozens of projectiles have been fired from Gaza at Israel since the declaration. No injuries were reported.

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