JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force struck a terrorist base in Gaza hours after Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck Sderot.
The Israeli airstrike on Wednesday morning hit a Hamas-sponsored Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades base in northern Gaza Strip, according to reports citing Palestinian sources.
The rocket fired Tuesday night by Palestinian terrorists did not cause any injuries or damage. Earlier in the day, two rockets fired from Gaza fell in the backyard of a private home south of Ashkelon.
Since the beginning of 2012 more than 505 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel, including over 45 during October alone, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
(www.jta.org / 17.10.2012)