This dawn, the Israeli aircraft struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip, alleging that it was a response to a rocket launched earlier from the Palestinian territory towards the city of Ashkelon.
“Earlier tonight, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory,” Israeli Air Forces wrote on Twitter. “In response, overnight, IAF fighter jets and attack helicopters struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip.”
Earlier tonight, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory.
In response, overnight, IAF fighter jets and attack helicopters struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip.
— Israeli Air Force (@IAFsite) November 22, 2020
The IDF claimed it holds Hamas responsible for the rocket fire and “will bear the consequences” for the rocket fire, adding that Israel takes “all terror activity against Israel very seriously and is prepared and willing to act as resolutely as necessary against attempts to harm Israeli citizens and its sovereignty.”
In response to a rocket that was fired from Gaza toward Israel earlier tonight, the Israeli Air Force struck Hamas military targets in Gaza including:
🎯 2 rocket ammunition manufacturing sites
🎯 underground infrastructures
🎯 a military compound
We hold Hamas responsible.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 22, 2020
The Israeli military announced yesterday, on Saturday, 21 November, that warning sirens sounded in the southern city of Ashkelon, as Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket toward Israel.
The rocket caused damage to a structure in the Ashkelon area as the rocket struck a factory, roughly 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Gaza; however, there were no injuries, according to Police’s statement.