Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open fields near Israeli towns along the border with Gaza. Nobody was injured, no damage was caused and the Red Alert rocket siren was not sounded. In response, IAF aircraft and IDF tanks struck Hamas outposts in the Gaza Strip.

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Two rockets exploded this evening (Monday) in open fields in the Eshkol Regional Council, located along the border with Gaza. The Red Alert rocket siren was not sounded and nobody was injured. Israeli security forces are sweeping the area for rocket debris and fragments. IDF tanks and Israeli Air Force aircraft responded to the rocket fire by striking Hamas outposts in the southern Gaza Strip.

“In response to the rocket, an IDF tank and the IAF targeted Hamas terror posts in the southern Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit wrote on its official Twitter page. “The IDF holds Hamas responsible for these aggressive acts originating from the Gaza Strip.”

As reported yesterday by JOL, IDF Spokesperson Ronen Manelis revealed that the IDF neutralized a Hamas terror tunnel for the second time this month. According to Manelis, the citizens of the nearby communities were not in danger at any stage.

The large tunnel started from Khan Yunis in southern Gaza and penetrated several hundred meters into Israeli territory. It was discovered in the middle of agricultural land, approximately a kilometer away from nearby Israeli communities. Over the past several months, the IDF has closely monitored the construction of the tunnel and this morning, a decision was made to destroy it.