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Widescale Attack in Gaza Release date 12.11.2018
IAF aircraft, attack helicopters and tanks have struck dozens of Hamas and PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) military targets throughout the Gaza Strip
The IAF Site

IAF aircraft, attack helicopters and tanks have struck over 70 Hamas and PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) military targets throughout the Gaza Strip. One of the main targets was a strategic Hamas terror target in Gaza. IAF fighter jets targeted the building of the Al-Aqsa TV Broadcasting Station, located in the center of Gaza City. The broadcasting station is owned and operated by Hamas and has contributed to Hamas' military actions, including by providing operational messaging to militants, directing and explicitly calling for terror activities against Israel, and providing guidance on how to carry out such terror activities.


Photography: Nir Ben-Yosef

The TV channel broadcasts violent propaganda against the State of Israel and its civilians, and provides detail on methods and instructions how to carry out attacks against civilians and IDF soldiers, and how to obtain weapons. The target is a central asset for the Hamas terrorist organization, following a widescale IAF strike and in response to the terrorist attack towards Israel led by Hamas.


The strike on the Al-Aqsa TV Broadcasting Station

Among the sites struck earlier today are: an offensive terror tunnel in Darj; four military compounds in Rafah and Deir al-Balah; and a military observation post in Jabalia. In addition, among the sites struck are PIJ targets, including: two offensive terror tunnels in Rafah; a weapons manufacturing site in Rafah; four military compounds in Nuseirat, Rafah and Beit Lahia; and a military post used for launching rockets from Jabalia at Israel.

"Iron Dome" Intercepted Dozens of Launches
As of now, approximately 300 launches were identified from the Gaza strip at Israel. Dozens of launches were intercepted by the IAF's "Iron Dome" aerial defense system. Most of the launches landed in open spaces. Earlier this evening, an IDF soldier was severely injured by an anti-tank missile in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. His family has been notified. "Hamas is leading the Gaza Strip to destruction and will feel the intensity of the IDF's response in the coming hours", said IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis. "So far we have attacked a wide range of targets. Firing squads, military compounds, and observation posts. The attempt to harm civilians is unacceptable to us and we will continue to respond with force".


Photography: Nir Ben-Yosef

The attacks were performed in retaliation to the terrorist attack aimed towards Israel's citizens led by terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip. The IDF views the attack on Israeli communities with great severity.  The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all events transpiring in and from the Gaza Strip, and will bear the consequences for its actions.