A ball of fire and smoke rises during previous Israeli airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90) Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

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Gaza-based terrorists fired two rockets at Israel, prompting a punishing IDF response.

By TPS

The IDF on Sunday morning bombed several terror targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks on Israeli cities earlier in the night.

Gaza-based terrorists fired two rockets. One rocket was fired to the Ashdod area but did not set off an alarm or cause damage, probably landing in the sea.

The second rocket set off alarms in the Ashdod area. An Iron Dome defense battery engaged the rocket.

No one was injured and no damage was caused in either of the attacks. Three people were treated for shock.

In response, IDF tanks and helicopters struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza.

“The IDF is conducting an ongoing situational assessment and remains prepared to operate against any terror activity,” it stated.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is the most likely culprit of the attacks. The terror group marked on Thursday a year since its senior commander Baha Abu al-Atta was assassinated in an Israel strike in November 2019.

The IDF was prepared for such a development and warned the terror group against such attacks.

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