Israel is being exposed to a barrage of rockets heading from the Gaza strip as a response to the IDF killing a top operative in the Islamic Jihad as well as multiple terrorists.
In the last hours, over 100 rockets were fired into the most populated areas where Israel is working to protect civilians.
Rocket barrages from Gaza hit most of southern and central Israel as Islamic Jihad launched their retaliatory attacks over the killing of the terror group’s army chief, Tayseer al-Jaabari.
The Israeli military, meanwhile, approved a mass mobilization of reservists to assist in military operation efforts against Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, codenamed Breaking Dawn.
Ynet reports that the terror response came just minutes before 9 p.m., shortly after Al-Jabari’s funeral. Rocket alert sirens rang out in most of south and center, including in Tel Aviv and Rishon Lezion, with the Iron Dome defense system intercepting most of the projectiles.
There were reports of a rocket hitting a house in the southern city of Ashkelon.
The Islamic Jihad group took responsibility for the barrage, saying it had fired more than 100 projectiles.