The Israeli Air Force is satisfied with the results of the dozens of strikes it carried out against Hamas infrastructure targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Hebrew news site Mako reported, citing an senior IAF official.
After a ceasefire went into effect following this weekend’s round of escalation that was set off by a Friday grenade attack that wounded an IDF officer on the Israel-Gaza border, the official said on Sunday the IAF was prepared to act again if Hamas committed further violence.
“If they decide there won’t be quiet, then we’ll do what is necessary to bring quiet,” the official said. “What we saw this weekend was not [our] full force.”
The official noted that the IAF was instructed to hit Hamas infrastructure sites, and not terror operatives.
Saturday saw the most extensive set of strikes conducted in Gaza by the IAF since the summer of 2014, in response to Hamas rocket and mortar fire.