by Gadi Golan , Lilach Shoval , News Agencies , Israel Hayom Staff—-
The Israeli Air Force struck several Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Friday morning in response to four rocket attacks by the Iranian-backed terrorist group, which violated a ceasefire announced on Thursday.
According to the military, the targets included a munitions factory and the Khan Younis headquarters of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad “in which there were several offices belonging to PIJ commanders.”
“The IDF views with great severity the violation of the ceasefire and the firing of rockets at Israel. It is at high alert and will continue to act, as necessary, against attempts to harm Israeli citizens,” the IDF said.
The Egyptian-mediated truce went into effect at 3:30 a.m. (Israel time) and followed 48 hours of massive rocket fire bu PIJ terrorists as southern and central Israel.
The latest flare-up followed the targeted killing of top Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata in his Gaza home on Tuesday, for which the Iranian-backed terrorist group vowed an “unprecedented response.” Continue Reading….