IAF Attacks Gaza Targets in Response to Rocket Fire on South Israel

IDF identifies precise hit on two rocket launching squads; two rockets fired at Israeli earlier Monday, Iron Dome intercepts one.

The Israel Air Force attacked the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, shortly after Palestinian militants fired two rockets at southern Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces said it identified precise hits on two rocket launching squads and that the IAF aircraft returned safely to their basis.

"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harms the citizens of the State of Israel or its soldiers and will continue to operate against any element that uses terror against the State of Israel," the IDF spokesperson said it a statement.

The IDF added that it holds the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip responsible for the rocket fire: "The Hamas terrorist organization is the address and holds responsibility," the spokesperson said

The rockets, fired early Monday morning toward Israel, caused no injuries or damage . The Iron Dome system intercepted one of the rockets over Ashkelon.

The second rocket landed in open areas in the Ashkelon Beach Regional Council, after a red siren alert sounded. Security forces surveyed the area.

On Sunday, Palestinians from Gaza fired two mortar shells that landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. They fell in open areas and no injuries or damages were reported.

The last Iron Dome rocket interception in this area took place in June. Three rockets were fired, two of which were intercepted, and the third exploded in an open area. The Israel Air Force responded at the time with an aerial strike in Gaza.

Israel's Iron Dome defense system firing to intercept incoming missiles.