Rocket sirens were not activated because the rockets fell in open areas.
ROCKETS ARE launched from the northern Gaza Strip toward Israel, as seen from Sderot in August
(photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)
The IDF struck tunnel excavation workshops belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip on Monday morning after two rockets were fired towards Israel, according the IDF Spokespersons Unit.
The strikes took place after two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and landed in open areas near the coast near Ashdod in southern Israel. Rocket sirens were not activated because the rockets fell in open areas.
No injuries or damage were caused by the rocket fire.
Footage reportedly from the scene of one of the IDF strikes in Gaza was published on Palestinian social media on Monday morning.
“The IDF takes all terrorist activity against Israel very seriously and is prepared and ready to act as resolutely as necessary, against attempts to harm Israeli citizens and its sovereignty,” said the IDF Spokespersons Unit in a press statement. “The Hamas terrorist organization bears responsibility for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip, and will bear the consequences of terrorist actions against the citizens of Israel.”
The rocket launches come just days after terrorists shot towards IDF engineering equipment operating along the Gaza border on Wednesday.
Shots were fired in two incidents towards soldiers, with the IDF responding twice with tank fire directed at three Hamas posts.
Also on Tuesday, Palestinian media reported a Hamas official had confirmed that the Qatari cash grant for families in the Gaza Strip had been renewed for a full year and that Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi would visit the Strip at the end of January. The Qatari grant will equal $30 million, according to the Hamas official. The report added that there is no specific date for the arrival of the grant and that the value of the grant remains unchanged.