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IAF Strikes Hamas Following Mortar Fire

IAF F-15 taking off (Photo: flickr/IDF)

Since yesterday, Stand for Israel has been keeping you updated on the mortar fire from Gaza being directed at IDF soldiers along Israel's southern border. Now, The Times of Israel's Ilan Ben Zion reports that the Israeli Air Force has responded to the attacks with airstrikes on Hamas:

IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said in a statement that Israel “will continue to operate in order to protect the civilians of Israel from all Hamas terrorist threats above and beneath ground.”

“Our efforts to destroy the Hamas terror tunnel network, a grave violation of Israel’s sovereignty, will not cease or be deterred.”

The air strikes struck targets around Gaza’s derelict international airport and in nearby farming areas, without causing casualties, said the interior ministry for the Hamas-run Strip.

Just before the strikes were launched, Israeli officials warned Hamas to cease firing mortars at its troops on the Gaza border, or face a strong military response.

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