Iron Dome intercepts 25 out of 27 rockets fired at Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon; IAF kills 14 Islamic Jihad operatives in Gaza strikes. Gantz: IDF to respond with determination to any attack
UPDATE: Here are how the enemies of freedom report the Gaza air strikes (hat tip Paulo)
---"The Israeli military said" dozens of rockets had been fired into Israel (!???!)
---The first air strike came a few hours after two mortar shells fired from Gaza "landed" in Israel
"without causing injury". (better are "exploded")
---A series of Israeli airstrikes targeted "suspected militants" across Gaza overnight
Just like Nazi Germany. The world sanctions this evil. Tens of thousands of rockets have been fired into Israel over the past seven years, after Israel gave away Gaza. For what? These ongoing rockets attacks were ratcheted up last night. Expect the world to howl and scream bloody murder when the Jews defend themselves.
Israel under Fire (hat tip Jack)
- Over the past 24 hours, over 45 rockets have hit communities in southern Israel – injuring four people, one severely, one moderately and two lightly.
- The Iron Dome active missile defense system has intercepted over 10 Grad rockets – which were fired at the cities of Be’er Sheva, Ashdod and Ashkelon, together home to over 520,000 people.
- Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted two weapon manufacturing facilities and two rocket launching sites in the northern Gaza Strip, a weapon manufacturing facility in the central Gaza Strip and a terror activity site in the southern Gaza Strip.
- In addition, IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist in the central Gaza Strip and six additional terrorist squads who were in the final stages of preparing to fire rockets at Israel from separate locations in the northern and the central Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified.
The targeting is in direct response to the rocket fire at Israeli communities in southern Israel.
The IDF is prepared to defend the residents of Israel and will respond with strength and determination against any attempt to execute terrorist attacks. Hamas uses other terror organizations to carry out terror attacks against the State of Israel and will bear the consequences of these actions in any future operation embarked upon by the IDF in order to eliminate the terror threat and restore the relative calm to the area.