The Israel Air Force was kept busy over the Sabbath retaliating for rocket attacks fired from Gaza at Jewish communities in southern Israel.
Overnight Friday, Israeli fighter pilots attacked two terror targets in central Gaza.
On Saturday, IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist tunnel and two terror activity sites in southern Gaza. The tunnel was intended to be used by terrorists to infiltrate into Israel and to carry out attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.
Arab terrorists in Gaza fired a Kassam rocket at the western Negev Friday night, which exploded in an open area. The Color Red rocket alert system sounded in several cities in the area.
Terrorists also fired a mortar at Israeli targets on Saturday afternoon. No one was injured and no damage was reported in either attack.
Since the beginning of January, more than 50 Kassam rockets, mortar shells and Katyusha Grad missiles have been fired at southern Israeli communities.
Since last Wednesday, four missiles exploded in Be'er Sheva and the Sdot Negev Regional Council district.
“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians or IDF soldier and will continue to respond harshly to terror,” said the IDF Spokesman in a statement.
“The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorists activity emanating from it.”