Israel Air Force attacks Syria and Gaza in response to fireBy Mason White 2:52 PM June 2, 2014
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By: Aryeh Savir
The Israeli military said that it has carried out attacks in Syria and Gaza in response to fire, the Tazpit News Agency reported.
After several weeks of relative peace terrorists attacked Israel on its northern and southern fronts.
In the north, several mortars were fired at Israeli targets early this morning. The IDF responded with artillery fire aimed at the source of the mortar fire.
No injuries or damage were registered on the Israeli side. The IDF stated that it reserves the right to respond to any and all attacks on Israel’s sovereignty.
In the south, IAF aircraft targeted two terror sites in the central and southern Gaza Strip, in retaliation to two rocket attacks against Israel in the last two days. Direct hits were confirmed.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, who is an IDF Spokesman, said after the attacks: “This morning’s IDF actions are a direct response to Gaza terrorist aggression against the citizens of southern Israel. The unlawful Gaza rocket attacks, meant to terrorize, maim and kill Israelis, will not be allowed to become routine. We will fulfill our obligation to protect Israel and seek out and destroy the capabilities of those who wish to attack us.”
The last time the IAF attacked terror sites in Gaza was in April, when it responded to rocket fire by Gaza terrorists.