Israel’s air force responded to Palestinian rocket fire from the Gaza Strip with an attack of its own Monday, launching missiles into sites known to be used by militants.
Palestinians had fired rockets into a southern Israel location near where former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was to be buried, just hours before the funeral.
“The terrorists and their infrastructure operating in the Gaza Strip will not succeed in their grotesque intentions,” IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said, according to The Associated Press. “The IDF will seek them out, eliminate their capabilities and pursue them wherever they may hide.”
A security official in Gaza said several training sites used by Palestinian militants from Hamas and Islamic Jihad were hit, though no injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, Israeli news outlets reported that the Iron Dome anti-missile system was deployed to protect funeral attendees.