In the past 24 hours, Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched some 200 rockets and mortars into civilian areas of Israel. In response to the attacks, Israel struck more than 40 terror targets in Gaza.
IDF WHAT HAPPENED: At 1:36 AM (Israeli time), families in southern Israel awoke to the sounds of red alert sirens calling them into their bomb shelters. Men, women, and children, had 15 seconds to run and seek shelter in the middle of the night.
These rockets were continuously launched at these communities until 6:15 AM, and they began again at 1:14 PM and have remained ongoing as of the time of this article, 4:30 PM. Hamas has launched more than
100 200 rockets and mortar shells at Israeli civilians.
— Yosef Yisrael (@yosefyisrael25) July 14, 2018
One of the rockets that Hamas terrorists have fired this afternoon on the city of Sderot has fell on a playground.
Would any country accept the bombardment of civilians by bloodthirsty terrorists? Of course not.
That's why we are acting forcefully against Hamas's terrorism. pic.twitter.com/A2w2Nb35CA
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) July 14, 2018
Today, the IDF carried out the largest wave of daytime strikes since Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014. The IDF struck more than 40 terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including 2 terror tunnels, 2 large logistic centers, and a Hamas Battalion HQ in Beit Lahiain northern Gaza.
Before the strikes began, the IDF Arabic Spokesperson, Maj. Avichay Adraee sent out warnings to the civilians in the Gaza Strip in Arabic, warning them to stay away from areas where they know that terror activity is taking place. So far, there are no known casualties on the Gazan side.
“A combination of terror along the security fence, arson terror, and rockets are what eventually caused us to retaliate against Hamas,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, Head of the International and Social Media Branch. “The purpose of the strikes was to stop the terror against Israeli civilians, stop the terror on the fence, and to stop the arson terror.”
Since March 2018, the State of Israel has endured Hamas terror in the form of weekly violent riots, arson kites, incendiary balloons, and most recently, rockets. For months Hamas has targeted Israeli civilians on a weekly basis. The riots on the fence are becoming more violent, as an IDF officer was injured yesterday when an explosive device was thrown at him. He was wounded in the chest and is currently recovering and stable.
This officer’s injury represents the increasingly violent nature of the riots along the security fence and Hamas’ true intentions behind the “Great Return March.”
Ynet News A family of four Israelis were lightly wounded from shrapnel of a Gaza rocket that landed near a home in the city of Sderot on Saturday evening. Another rocket landed near a synagogue in the city.
The father of the family, 52, suffered injuries to his forehead and legs, the mother, 45, suffered injuries to her legs, a 15-year-old girl suffered injuries to her face, head and legs, and a 14-year-old girl suffered injuries to her face, legs and back of the head.
The IDF holds Hamas responsible for everything occurring in and emanating from the Gaza Strip. The IDF will continue to defend Israeli civilians and sovereignty against those who seek to harm either.
Israellycool Here’s how the biased mainstream media want you to see the situation. Most readers do not read beyond the headlines, so they come off thinking Israel hit Gaza for no reason.
Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad said Saturday night that a ceasefire has been reached with Israel amid the recent escalation of violence that saw over 200 rockets fired from Gaza to Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of targets in the strip.
After over 200 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of terror targets in the strip, Hamas says regional and international mediation bore fruit, ending the current round of fighting; Israeli defense official: ‘Only facts on the ground will dictate our response.’