Palestinian sources report that the home of Yihye Sinwar, one of the founders of Hamas’s military wing who was released in the deal to free Gilad Shalit, was struck, Israel Radio reports.
Sinwar was sent to prison in 1989, and his brother Muhammad was directly involved in the Shalit kidnapping in 2006. At the time of his release, Sinwar was considered the most senior Hamas commander in Israeli custody.
Israel Radio also reports that more than 20 homes belonging to terrorists have been attacked Thursday.
Meanwhile, Hamas takes responsibility for the latest barrage at the Shfela region, claiming it fired a new type of missile, the Iranian Sejjil-2 rocket. The name is a Persian-language reference to “baked clay,” mentioned in the Elephant sura, chapter 115 of the Koran.