Israel retaliates against Hamas after 2 rockets fired on Beersheba


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces launched airstrikes on Hamas terror targets after two rockets were fired at the southern Israeli city of Beersheba.

The rockets were fired early on Saturday morning, and were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The IDF responded with attacks on Hamas targets shortly after, including a naval compound, a terror tunnel and a military camp.

The rockets came less than two days after Israel and Gaza terror groups agreed to a cease fire.

For two days last week, some 450 rockets were fired by terror groups in Gaza on civilians in central and southern Israel. Israel responded by striking Islamic Jihad targets. Hamas controls Gaza, but had sat out of last week’s rocket attacks.

“The Hamas terror organization is responsible for everything in the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences of terror acts carried out against Israeli citizens,” the IDF said.

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