It looks like we’re almost back to what led to the war in 2014 again, with Hamas launching rockets into Israel.
This time Hamas has launched a whole barrage of rockets at once to multiple locations in Israel. Israel counted 80 rockets! Most were likely intercepted by the Iron Dome system, but others fell. At least one hit an Israeli bus, but thankfully it was empty. Other rockets that fell hit a gas pipe and started fires.
One person has been seriously injured according to reports:
Hamas fires a rocket at a gas pipe in the city of Sderot in south Israel. pic.twitter.com/TlLLO88bEZ— Arik Gerber (@ArikGerber) November 12, 2018
OVER THE LAST HOUR: 80+ rockets fired from #Gaza at innocent Israelis. The Iron Dome intercepted several of them. We are currently striking terror targets in the Gaza Strip. pic.twitter.com/a27pPb6oJe— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 12, 2018
WATCH: Several rocket interceptions caught on tape in southern #Israel, following an Israeli operation in the #Gaza Strip last night that killed seven #Hamas militants and one Israeli soldier pic.twitter.com/qQSNGtMIkG— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) November 12, 2018
Here’s more from Arutz Sheva:
A bus on the Israeli side of the border was struck by gunfire from the Gaza Strip Monday afternoon, the IDF stated.
The bus was reportedly empty at the time of the attack.
In addition, red alert sirens sounded across southern Israel as dozens of rockets were fired at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. Sirens have been heard in Sderot, Netivot, the Be’er Sheva area, and the Sdot Negev, Ashkelon Beach, Shaar Hanegev and Eshkol councils.
The IDF has identified at least 80 rocket launches from the Gaza Strip. A number of rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
A man in his twenties was seriously wounded in a mortar attack on an Israeli community in the Gaza periphery.
Here’s photos of the bus in flames and the fires that were started:
Israeli bus traveling near Gaza was hit by a rocket propelled grenade fired by Palestinian militants. At least one person, a 19-yo, was injured. Photo by Eli Hershkowitz pic.twitter.com/3MRWjNIMyH— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) November 12, 2018
This is a home in #Sderot (southern #Israel), that was just hit by Palestinian rocket fire from #Gaza!— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) November 12, 2018
But tell me more how these are just toys or peaceful protestors? @UN @UN_HRC @UNHumanRights @antonioguterres @nmladenov @FedericaMog @ICRC @hrw @amnesty @EUinIsrael @UNRWA pic.twitter.com/qF2P4jAXSY
🔴Massive rocket & mortar attack from the #Gaza Strip towards Israel. Once again murderous #Hamas terrorists are directly & intentionally targeting tens of thousands of Israeli civilians while hiding behind the Palestinian population in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/FajRDOfYuA— Israel Nitzan🇮🇱 (@IsraelNitzan) November 12, 2018
Israel is now retalliating for both the IDF soldier killed last night and the latest barrage of rocket fire:
#Gaza last hour:— Neri Zilber (@NeriZilber) November 12, 2018
-80+ rockets fired into south Israel - rocket sirens ongoing, Iron Dome working
-IDF airstrikes & tank/artillery fire into Strip
-1 Israeli reported seriously injured (mortar shell struck bus); 3 more lightly injured
-Hamas & factions responding to last night
Hamas has claimed responsibility for the rocket barrage:
On Sunday night, an IDF special forces unit operating in the southern Gaza Strip on a mission Israeli military officials said was “very meaningful” to Israeli security, encountered a force of Hamas terrorists, resulting in an “exchange of fire”.
Israeli air units were later called in, resulting in dozens of missile strikes near Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, Arab media outlets reported.
Seven Hamas terrorists were killed, including Nur Barakeh, commander of the eastern battalion of Hamas’ Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades in Khan Yunis.
During the course of the battle, an IDF officer was killed and a second officer wounded.
Israeli military censors have barred publication of the slain officer’s name, who has only been identified as Lt. Col. “M”.
Israel needs to take out these Muslim terrorists once and for all. Despite the war in 2014 and all of the secret tunnels Israel has found, Hamas has clearly been getting armed by Iran and this will never end until the enemy is decimated.