IDF strikes Palestinians who were planning to launch rockets at Israel

Click photo to download. Caption: A Qassam rocket in Sderot. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.( The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) prevented more rocket attacks on Israel on Wednesday and Thursday by striking Palestinians making preparations to fire at the Jewish state. Six Palestinians were killed in the preventative attack. 

“We identified an accurate strike,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said, according to the Jerusalem Post. 

Several rockets were already fired at Israel last week, and one home in in the town of Sderot was damaged. The IDF said it “will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel,” adding that Hamas “is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.”

Posted on September 6, 2012 .