The Empire Strikes Back

by Daniel Russ on November 22, 2009

Qassam Rockets Launched Out Of Gaza

Qassam Rockets Launched Out Of Gaza

“(CNN) — Israeli fighter jets attacked what the country said were “terrorist sites” in Gaza in retribution for an earlier attack, the military said Sunday.

The Israel Air Force hit two weapons-manufacturing facilities in northern and central Gaza and a smuggling tunnel in the Rafah border area, Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. Gaza shares the Rafah border with Egypt.

The incident took place overnight Saturday, according to security sources within Hamas, which controls Gaza. Three people were injured, the sources said.

Israel added that it targeted the sites in response to the firing of a Qassam rocket at the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Saturday morning.

About 15 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza were fired at Israel last month, the military said. About 270 have been fired since the end of Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s three-week offensive in Gaza earlier this year, the military said. It added that more than 3,300 rockets or shells were fired prior to the operation.”

 

Israeli F-16

Israeli F-16

 

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