compounds run by Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip were struck by Israeli warplanes on Tuesday morning, wounding two Palestinians women in nearby homes with flying debris.
The Israeli Defense Force has issued a statement saying that they had targeted a weapons storage site as well as a manufacturing facility. This strike was apparently in response to earlier rocket fire by Gaza militants towards southern Israel.
statement reads, "The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers and will continue to operate against anyone who launches terror against Israel."
The warplanes recorded accurate strikes and the defense force reported that all aircraft returned safely to their bases. The video shows the aerial strike, and the ruins of one of the compounds.
Two of the recent Palestinian rockets apparently fell close to a school.
President Shimon Peres said at the opening of the Sha'ar Hanegev Technological High School, "If they fire, we will fire. Hamas and all terrorist organizations affiliated with Hamas in Gaza will pay the price for trying to harm innocent people and disrupt the opening of the school year in communities surrounding the Gaza Strip."
"Hamas needs to know that there will be strong repercussions from Israel if it persists in firing rockets at Israeli children,"