Israel attacks Gaza after rockets hit south

Thursday, January 29, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday night in response to several Hamas violations of a ceasefire there during the preceding 48 hours.

The Israeli strikes focused on arms smuggling tunnels running under the Gaza-Egypt border and an arms depot in the border town of Rafah. An Israeli aircraft also attacked a wanted terrorist who was involved in Tuesday's roadside bombing along the Gaza security fence that killed one Israeli soldier and wounded three others.

Following the roadside bombing, Hamas forces fired several mortar shells into southern Israel.

On Wednesday, evening, Hamas upped the ante and fired a missile at a Jewish town. Several more missiles hit southern Israel early Thursday morning.

Later Thursday morning, prime ministerial frontrunner Binyamin Netanyahu told Israel Radio that clearly the job was not finished in Gaza before Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire 10 days ago.

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