Israeli army confirms air strikes on Gaza

Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that its aircraft bombed at least six targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, in retaliation to a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip that killed a Thai seasonal worker in southern Israel on Thursday.

Media report says two civilians have been wounded in one of three attacks on smuggling tunnels along the border with Egypt. The other targets were the open areas in Khan Younis and a metal foundry near Gaza city.  There was no confirmation from the Israeli army about any casualties.

A Thai seasonal worker has been killed on Thursday when a rocket fired from Gaza hit the agricultural community of Netiv Ha’asara, in southern Israel. The attack was later claimed by a little known terrorist group called Ansar al-Sunna (Followers of the Sunnis). It is worth noticing that the same name has been used in the past by an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group active in Iraq.
Later on Thursday, Israel’s deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom had stated that Israel would make a strong response to the attack of Palestinian terrorists. Israel also sent a letter of complaint to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.