rockets - AFP - April 10 2011
An Iron Dome missile responding to a rocket launch from the Gaza Strip. Photo by AFP
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The IDF responded to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip with strikes on weapons manufacturing sites in Gaza early Wednesday morning.

IAF aircraft targeted two sites in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, according to a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Direct hits were confirmed.

The IDF statement said that the strikes were a response to rocket fire on Israel from Gaza on Tuesday that caused damage to civilian structures.

Two rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Tuesday night, causing minor damage to a house.

One rocket landed in an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, while the other landed in Sdot Negev Regional Council, causing minor damage to a house. An alarm sounded throughout both areas prior to the explosion of the rockets.

On Sunday, the IDF launched an attack on a Gaza tunnel used by terrorists to infiltrate into Israel, in response to rocket fire from Gaza on Saturday. Three Qassam rockets were fired into southern Israel, landing in open fields in the Hof Ashkelon municipality.