GAZA: The Israeli Air force launched an airstrike against terrorists in Gaza early on Thursday morning.
According to officials, the airstrike was in retaliation for a rocket attack on the Hof Ashkelon region on Wednesday night.
“The IDF views the incident gravely and will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens,” said the IDF statement, which said that Hamas bears direct responsibility for all rocket attacks on Israel.
Around 2:00 a.m. Israel time, the “Red Alert” rocket siren was heard in Zikim, Carmiya, the Ashkelon Industrial Zone and Hof Ashkelon.
Shortly afterwards, the rocket from Gaza exploded in an open area of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages.