Israeli fighter jets launched airstrikes on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip after terrorists there fired a rocket into Israeli territory on Monday night.
On Monday night, one of Gaza’s multiple terror groups shot a rocket at Israel, which failed to harm civilians or destroy property.
In response, IDF planes launched a counter strike, pounding positions belonging to Hamas, which has brutally ruled the coastal enclave for a decade and a half.
Israeli jets nailed underground Hamas facilities in the southern Gaza Strip.
Simultaneously, IDF tanks hammered the terror group’s posts near the border.
Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket fire emanating from the Gaza Strip, a territory that the terror group continues to hold hostage, exacting payments from Qatar while Iran bankrolls the strip’s vicious, warring Islamic factions.
Hamas routinely siphons humanitarian aid, using it to build cross-border terror tunnels and arm and train its terror forces.
Among the other terror groups operating in the Gaza Strip are Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, and offshoots of ISIS.
Hamas is reportedly pursuing back channel negotiations with Israel to undermine the power of the corruption-riddled Palestinian Authority and its ailing kleptocrat leader, Mahmoud Abbas.