Two rockets fired at Israel, Air Force strikes Hamas infrastructure; Netanyahu dismisses media speculation of third intifada, adopts protocol for combatting violence with security cabinet in order to “fight to the death against Palestinian terror”
The Israeli Air Force responded to rocket attacks on Israel Sunday evening.
Two rockets were fired into southern Israel with no injuries or damages reported. The IDF responded targeting Hamas terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. The IDF released the statement: The IDF will not tolerate such attacks from terror organizations on Israeli territory and it will continue to act firmly against any attempt to breach the quiet in the communities in the South.
Yet again, the Salafist organization affiliated with ISIS, The Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigades, claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks on Monday morning.
The rocket attacks come during a period increased violence and terror attacks.
Prime Minister Netanyahu met with his security cabinet on Sunday, ordering new measures to crack down on terror activity as well as harsher punishments for culprits and suspects, including administrative detention. Specific to Jerusalem, Netanyahu called for the “fight to the death against Palestinian terror” and called the increased violence “just that” stating that there is no immediate concern of a third intifada. He stated that new measures and crack down would include the “quicker razing of terrorists’ homes, expanding administrative detention against Palestinian rioters, reinforcing security forces in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and banning those who incite terror from the Old City and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.”
IDF, Israeli Police and Border Police are working in cooperation in security in Jerusalem, mainly the Old City, as well in various areas in the West Bank. Iron Dome missile defense systems were previously deployed in southern Israel over the past month.