IAF hits Gaza targets in response to rocket fire

Military says it targeted weapons facilities and rocket launching site, after 6 rockets hit southern Israel; Iron Dome intercepts 2 projectiles

Smoke billows over Gaza after a series of IAF airstrikes that marked the onset of Operation Pillar of Defense, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash90)

Smoke billows over Gaza after a series of IAF airstrikes that marked the onset of Operation Pillar of Defense, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 (photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash90)

Two weapons facilities and a rocket launching site in Gaza were targeted by the Israeli Air Force in the early hours of Monday morning, the IDF Spokesperson’s office said, after at least six rockets were launched from the Strip into southern Israel late Sunday night and early Monday.

Red alert sirens sounded across several regions of southern Israel, in the worst such attacks since last November.