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Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:23 AM

Gaza Flare-up: Hundreds of Rocket Targets Israel, 21 Palestinians Killed

Source: Haaretz

Gaza Flare-up: Hundreds of Rocket Targets Israel, 21 Palestinians Killed

Rocket barrages continue across Israel Wednesday, 90 percent intercepted, army says ■ Most Gaza casualties identified as Islamic Jihad militants ■ Commando unit deployed to secure border communities from possible infiltration

Nov 13, 2019 2:31 PM

Gaza factions launched massive rocket barrages at Israel for the second straight day on Wednesday, a day after Israel assassinated a top Islamic Jihad commander.

Baha Abu al-Ata was said to have been behind many recent attacks on Israel. He was killed in an aerial strike on his apartment by alongside his wife. Twenty-one more Palestinians, including one Islamic Jihad field commander, were killed and at least 69 were wounded in Israeli strikes Tuesday and Wednesday.

Israe's Iron Dome defense system intercepted 90 percent of 300 rockets launched from Gaza. The rockets were fired as far north as Tel Aviv, shutting schools in central and southern Israel and forcing one million children to stay at home.


Read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/gaza-israel-rockets-day-2-islamic-jihad-tel-aviv-hamas-syria-1.8122258

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