Saturday, January 03, 2009

IDF Spokesperson: Summary of Today's Events 1/3/09

IDF Spokesperson

January 3rd, 2009

Summary of Today's Events

Since the early morning hours the IDF has attacked over 40 targets in the Gaza Strip, all integral parts of the Hamas terror organization's infrastructure, including a training camp, weaponry storage facility, smuggling tunnel, an armed launcher and launching bases.

Also since the morning, terror groups have launched over 14 Qassam rockets and Grad missiles towards Israel. One Grad missile hit an apartment building in the city of Ashdod, wounding two Israelis. A short time after the attack
IAF aircraft identified and destroyed the launchers used in the attack.

IAF aircraft struck the vehicle transporting senior Hamas commander Mohammed Ma'aruf and an additional Hamas operative in Khan Younis early Saturday afternoon. Ma'aruf was part of Hamas' military wing and served as an officer
in the terror organization's ground forces.

The IDF will continue operating against the Hamas terror organization and its infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.