Iron Dome Hits Rocket, IAF Hits Hamas

The Fellowship  |  January 7, 2019

Israeli airstrike over Gaza
GAZA CITY, GAZA - JANUARY 07: A view of a military point of Hamas after an Israeli warplane carried out an airstrike at Beit Lahia district on January 07, 2019 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Terrorists in Gaza again began launching rockets into Israel early Monday morning. Thankfully, the Iron Dome defense system shot down the rocket headed for Israeli territory. In response, Ynet News reports, the Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes on Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip:

The Israel Air Force attacked several terror targets at a Hamas military base in northern Gaza in retaliation for a rocket fired from the strip early Monday.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted the rocket, which was launched at 3:18am toward Ashkelon and the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, prompting the Code Red rocket alert…

The IDF said it holds Hamas responsible for all rockets emanating from its territory.

On Sunday, IAF helicopters struck a Hamas position in southern Gaza in response to an explosive device sent from the strip carried by a styrofoam airplane which was using a cluster of balloons to remain airborne.

The plane landed in a field in Sdot Negev Regional Council, near the Gaza border, and was neutralized by police sappers…

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