In the night of Thursday, January 4, air force of the IDF struck targets in Gaza in response to rocket and mortar attacks on Israeli territory, carried out by terrorists the day before. As reported the press service of the defense Army of Israel air force planes attacked a site of the terrorist infrastructure.
Hamas «Palestinian information center» and the Safa news Agency offices in Gaza, reported that Israeli warplanes struck two targets in southern Gaza strip, four rockets were fired at the base of the militants of the «Sufa» (near Karam Abu Muammar), near the village of shouka, East of Rafah, in about five minutes, two more missiles were fired on the basis of «Abu al Hussein», to the North-East of Rafah. Confirmed that caused damage but no information on casualties. In this PIC conveys that air strikes could be unexploded rockets and the interior Ministry of Hamas urged citizens not to approach him.
According to reports in the Palestinian media, were attacked by fighters objects «Izaddina brigades of al-kasama» (armed wing of Hamas). Israel blames for attacks on its territory from Gaza on this organization, monitors the sector within the last 10 years.
«The IDF will continue to use all available funds, on earth and under the earth, with the aim of preventing attacks against Israeli citizens, emphasizes the army’s press service. – We are ready for various scenarios and will take action against any violations of Israeli sovereignty.»
As previously reported, on Wednesday, Israel was three times subjected to attacks from Gaza. All the shells fell on the Eshkol regional Council area. Information about the victims and material damage were reported.
The statistics of rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza strip:
(statistics takes into account only the rocket attacks, but indicated the total number of victims of rocket and mortar attacks, counting the rockets that fell on Israeli territory)
Jan. 3 attacks. 3 missiles. No one was injured (according to the 4 January).
2017-th year. 21 fire 30 rockets. 7 missile defense system shot down. The dead and wounded.
2016-th year. 12 attacks, 16 missiles. The dead and wounded.
2015-th year. 28 attacks, rocket 31. 2 rockets shot down missile defense system. The dead and wounded.
2014-th year. 1.451 fire, 3.686 missiles. 14 killed, 169 wounded. 807 missile defense system shot down.
2013-th year. 31 fired 48 rockets. The dead and wounded. 3 missile shot down missile defense system.
2012-th year. 794 bombardment, 2.078 rockets – 6 dead, 107 wounded. 520 missile defense system shot down.
2011-th year. 229 attacks, about 390 rockets – 3 dead, 38 wounded. 34 missiles were shot down missile defense system.
2010-th year. 86 attacks, about 100 missiles – 1 dead, 2 injured.
2009-th year. 302 fire about 570 rockets – 42 wounded.
2008-th year. 560 attacks, about 1.490 rockets – 7 dead, 162 injured.
2007-th year. 437 attacks, about 760 missiles – 2 dead, 125 injured.
2006-th year. 580 attacks, about 1,020 missiles – 2 dead, 36 wounded.
2005-th year. 123 fire, about 270 missiles – 6 dead, 26 wounded.
2004-th year. 118 attacks, about 260 rockets – 5 killed, 46 wounded.
2003-th year. 80 attacks, about 100 missiles – no casualties.
2002-th year. 17 attacks, about 20 rockets – no casualties.
2001-th year. 5 shootings, 5 rockets – there were no injuries.
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