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IAF Attack in the Gaza Strip Release date 17.10.2018
Since the morning hours (Wednesday), IAF fighter jets targeted over 20 Hamas military targets throughout the Gaza Strip. At the center of the attack is a Hamas offensive terror tunnel which crossed into Israel from the area of Khan Yunis, as well as a rear shaft of the tunnel
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Since the morning hours (Wednesday), IAF fighter jets targeted over 20 Hamas military targets throughout the Gaza Strip. At the center of the attack is a Hamas offensive terror tunnel which crossed into Israel from the area of Khan Yunis, as well as a rear shaft of the tunnel. The tunnel was monitored by the IDF during the recent period.


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Additional targets struck were tunnel digging sites in Zaytun and Khan Yunis, a maritime terror tunnel shaft in the coastal area in Khan Yunis, a factory used for the manufacturing of components and concrete boards for the building of tunnels and a factory used for the manufacturing of aerial weaponry in Tel Al-Hawa and Rafah. Furthermore, the IDF targeted a military site belonging to the naval forces in Khan Yunis and several terror targets in military sites, including a manufacturing site and a warehouse for weaponry and rockets.

"Tonight, a large portion of Southern Israel's population was put under immediate danger as Gazan terrorists fired a rocket at Be'er Sheva, a major Israeli city located over 40 kilometers from the Gaza Strip", said Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Head of the International Press and New Media Branch. "Clearly, Hamas terrorists have no regard for human life and their actions violate the most basic human values. We are determined to prevent and pursue the actions of terrorists organizations".

The Hamas terror organization is responsible for the events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences for its terror actions against Israeli civilians. Hamas continues to lead and allow severe acts of terror against Israeli civilians and security forces under the guise of the violent riots.

The IDF views Hamas' terror activity with great severity and is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios, while continuing to fulfill its mission of defending Israeli civilians.