Rockets Fired from Gaza Interrupt Memorial Ceremony

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"In response to the rockets launched yesterday at Sha'ar HeNegev and Sdot Negev regional councils in southern Israel, this evening IAF fighter jets targeted an observation post belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the southern Gaza Strip", a statement released by the IDF said.

Later on Friday, Israel struck targets in the blockaded Gaza Strip with warplanes and artillery fire after the missile was allegedly fired into Israeli territory from the coastal enclave, according to the Israeli army. Whilst a number of rockets have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, several have landed in the populated areas of Sderot and south of Ashkelon.

Israel's combined security services nabbed a five-man Palestinian terror cell in November that was working to execute terror attacks in Judea and Samaria, with guidance from Hamas in Gaza.

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A unit of the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed that called itself the "Afzal Guru squad" claimed the attack. Two heavily armed JeM terrorists attacked the camp at about 2 am, said Inspector General of CRPF Ravideep Sahi.

Labor party leader Avi Gabbay on Saturday night criticised Netanyahu for failing to stop the rocket fire and for not taking stronger action against Gaza.

On Friday, three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel, Haaretz said. One of the rockets disrupted a memorial concert near Kibbutz Kfar Aza marking the 24th birthday of slain Israeli soldier Oron Shaul, who was killed in the 2014 Gaza War and whose remains are held by Hamas in Gaza. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has also said they were made in Iran, according to media reports. In a statement, the Shin Bet said that "in recent months we have seen an increase in the motivation of terrorists to carry out attacks". He has an MBA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Many of these are directed by Hamas terrorists acting in Gaza to carry out terror attacks in Yehudah and Shomron.