Early on July 14, Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on a number of targets across the Gaza Strip. According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the targets included an underground tunnel and a training facility belonging to Hamas.
The IDF claimed that the strikes were a response to “the terror acts instigated during the violent riots along the security fence yesterday, in addition to the continuous arson attacks damaging Israeli land on a daily basis”.
Tonight, IDF fighter jets targeted an attack terror tunnel in southern Gaza, in addition to several terror sites throughout Gaza, among them complexes used to prepare arson terror attacks and a Hamas terror training facility pic.twitter.com/LobKTY2y6F
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 14 July 2018
The Palestinain armed group Hamas responded to the IDF’s strikes launching 31 rockets and morter shells. The Iron Dome system intercepted less than ten of them. However, no damage or casualties were caused by the Hamas shelling.