The attack is in response to the two rockets that hit Israeli territory in the past two days, landing in the Eshkol Regional Council and the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
Approximately 50 rockets have landed in Israeli territory since the beginning of 2010, and over 330 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel since the end of operation Cast Lead. .
The IDF remains committed to protecting the citizens of Israel and will continue to act against terror. The IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.