Overnight Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched at least 30 rockets into southern Israel. In retaliation, the IAF struck 80 military targets inside Gaza, including Hamas’ headquarters. Prior to the airstrike on HQ, Israel warned residents to evacuate the 4-story building. Also hit were advanced weapons production facilities, five military compounds used by Hamas and other terrorist organizations, Hamas outposts and at least one terror tunnel opening.
This Jerusalem Post article contains raw footage of the IAF attack on Hamas HQ.
The IDF said that the Hamas terror organization “bears the responsibility to all that is taking place in the Gaza Strip” and that the IDF is “determined to carry out its mission to protect the citizens of Israel.”
~Jerusalem Post, 10/27/2018
According to the IDF, it is believed the Hamas attacks were directed by Iran and Syria.
As always, please pray for those in southern Israel and around the Gaza border. While Hamas is not a threat to Israel’s existence, the barrage of rockets brings tremendous stress upon those living in areas impacted by such terror. Thankfully, Israel’s Iron Dome takes out most incoming rockets, but, as you can imagine, the sound of sirens is tremendously stressful when you know you have only seconds to find shelter in the event the Iron Dome is unable to destroy enemy rockets.
Please pray for safety of citizens, wisdom as the IDF deals with the situation, the innocent citizens in Gaza who face retaliatory strikes, and for the Spirit of the Lord to stir in both Israel and Gaza.