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Tensions Escalate As Israel And Hamas Exchange Massive Rocket Fire

More than 30 rockets pounded southern Israeli communities on Monday, with one Grad rocket reaching as far as Beersheba. The Eshkol and Sha'ar Hanegev areas were heavily hit by...
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Hamas said most of the strikes were launched at a gathering point for its members in Gaza's southern-most town of Rafah, at the Egyptian border. Another strike was launched in northern Gaza, it said. Nine Hamas fighters were killed and four people were wounded in the attacks, the group's armed wing said in a statement.
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Dozens of rockets hit southern Israel on Monday; Security Cabinet convenes to discuss response to ongoing projectile fire that has seen 150 rockets hit Israel in recent weeks; Hamas says IAF strikes killed 9 overnight.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalm 122:6

The Jerusalem Post reports that the IAF struck targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon after communities in the western Negev came under heavy rocket fire throughout the day.

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Hamas said most of the strikes were launched at a gathering point for its members in Gaza’s southern-most town of Rafah, at the Egyptian border. Another strike was launched in northern Gaza, it said. Nine Hamas fighters were killed and four people were wounded in the attacks, the group’s armed wing said in a statement.

More than 30 rockets pounded southern Israeli communities on Monday, with one Grad rocket reaching as far as Beersheba. The Eshkol and Sha’ar Hanegev areas were heavily hit by rocket fire on Thursday morning and afternoon.

IAF aircraft struck three underground rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the fire. Palestinians reported that a 4-year-old boy was moderately injured in the air strike.

The Security Cabinet was meeting on Monday to discuss possible responses to the continued projectile fire from Gaza which has seen some 150 rockets hit Israel’s southern communities in recent weeks.

The IAF struck 14 targets in Gaza overnight Monday in two waves of air strikes. Nine terrorists – including seven Hamas operatives who were in a tunnel in Rafah – were killed.

 

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