Gaza Rocket Fire Hits New Heights: 168 Launched In One Day


iron-dome-rocket1Gaza militants resumed their rocket fire campaign against Israel on Wednesday, with at least 168 rockets launched at Israel since last midnight. Rockets were fired at central Israel Wednesday evening, and over 35 missiles exploded in Eshkol Regional Council in the south, which was the central target for Gaza militants throughout the day. Some 23 rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome.

At 11:04 pm, a rocket from Gaza struck outside of a town in the Eshkol Regional Council, while another was intercepted over Ashdod. No injuries were reported as a result of the attack. In response, the IAF hit a number of targets in Gaza, and the military claims they identified direct hits. A little later another rocket launched from Gaza fell in the sea, across from Ashdod’s coast.

At 9:12 pm, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was discussing the Gaza operation, a rocket fired struck an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. Shortly after, another rocket struck an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

A salvo of rockets was also fired at Israel at 9:45 pm, but the majority fell in the sea, but at least two fell in open areas in Ashdod.

At 8:30 pm, a rocket from Gaza exploded in a town in the Eshkol regional Council. No injuries were reported as a result of the attack.

Shortly before 7 pm, sirens were heard throughout central Israel, and one rocket was seen intercepted over Tel Aviv. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and said it fired a M75 rocket at Tel Aviv. Two additional rockets were felled over Be’er Sheva and one more hit Ashkelon. Read more at Ynet.

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  1. Article begins “Gaza militants”.
    The terminology “militant” is used by the left wing media to play down the situation. It should read “Gaza terrorists”.