IDF identifies and kills Hamas operative minutes after he launched rocket at Ashkelon

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF says it struck and killed a Hamas operative who launched a rocket from northern Gaza at Ashkelon this morning, within half an hour of the attack.

This morning, sirens sounded in Ashkelon after one rocket was fired from the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City.

According to the IDF, the rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.

Within 30 minutes, the IDF says the Nahal Infantry Brigade and 215th Artillery Regiment identified the operative behind the attack, and called in an airstrike, killing him.

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