IAF Strikes in Gaza as ‘Ceasefire’ Continues

March 14, 2012  

IAF aircraft struck two centers of terrorist activity in northern Gaza on Tuesday night, according to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson.

The statement said that direct hits were identified at the targets, and added that the airstrike comes in response to high trajectory fire into Israeli territory.

Despite reports that Egypt had brokered a ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza-based terror groups, which went into effect late Monday night, terrorists continued to fire rockets and missiles into Israel throughout the day on Tuesday.

One person was lightly injured on Tuesday evening after being hit in the hand by flying glass when a rocket hit Netivot. 11 people suffered shock. The attack came just hours after a pair of rockets slammed into the Ashkelon beaches. No physical injuries were reported in that attack.

During the four days of hostilities, terror groups fired more than 200 rockets at Israeli civilians, while the IAF responded by targeting the cells firing the rockets – killing 27 Gazans, of whom 25 were terrorists.

The IDF laid the blame for civilian casualties at the door of the terror gangs, noting they were firing rockets from deep within densely populated civilian areas and using civilians as human shields.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that “quiet will bring quiet” but added, “Whoever violates it or even tries to violate it – we will find him. We achieved precise hits on those who perpetrate terrorism, terrorist commanders, terrorism infrastructures and many missiles that were aimed at our cities and communities.”

Earlier, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said that terrorists will determine if the IDF strikes against them. Speaking at a press conference, Gantz said there will be “quiet in return for quiet and fire against fire.”

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