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Rocket fire from Gaza resumes after a quiet night; IDF Strikes in Gaza

Israeli military attacks on Islamic Jihad targets also resumed Wednesday with the IDF confirming it hit a rocket-launching squad and Palestinian media reporting at least two people killed in the attacks

Rocket launches towards communities in Israel resumed Wednesday after a seven-hour lull.

 

 

Islamic Jihad launched missiles as of 5:45 AM in the direction of the border communities, the city of Ashkelon and the surrounding communities, the cities of Sderot and Netivot and as far as the Judean foothills.


Security forces seeking cover during rocket attack on the city of Sderot (Photo: MCT)
Security forces seeking cover during rocket attack on the city of Sderot (Photo: MCT)

 

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets over Ashkelon and two over Sderot. According to Palestinian media reports, the IDF attacked targets in Gaza City and Dir El Balah in the central part of the Gaza Strip.

 

At least two people have been reported killed in the Israeli attacks.

 

IDF strikes Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza (Photo: AFP)
IDF strikes Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza (Photo: AFP)

 

The IDF Spokesman's Unit confirmed a UAV attacked what they say was a rocket launching squad belonging to the Islamic Jihad.

 

According to the IDF 250 rockets were launched from Gaza. 220 of them fell in Israeli territory. The Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon reports they have treated 41 people affected by the events since Tuesday. 23 of them suffering light injuries and 18 suffering from shock.

 

Rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel (Photo: AFP)
Rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel (Photo: AFP)

As of Wednesday, eight people are still hospitalized. The Home Front Command instructed communities in the south to keep schools closed today and non-essential workers are asked to remain home.

 

On Tuesday, the special emergency-situation extended to the center of the country, on orders of newly appointed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, but that decision has since been reversed and there are no special provisions or restrictions on the civilian population in light of events. However, everyone is urged to comply with Home Front Command instructions as they are issued.

 


פרסום ראשון: 11.13.19, 08:39
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