After several hours of quiet, terrorists resume rocket fire on South

February 25, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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After several hours of quiet that followed a violent night, Islamic Jihad terrorists launched several barrages of rockets at Israel’s south on Monday afternoon.

Tamir missile is launched from the Israeli Iron Dome, positioned in central Israel, towards rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. Jul 11, 2014. Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS

The IDF stated that several of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system, and others exploded in open spaces.

No one was physically injured by the rockets, but emergency medical teams treated several Israelis for shock.

Rockets remains and shrapnel caused damage to structures and vehicles at several locations throughout the south.

The IDF has yet to respond to the latest attacks.

The Islamic Jihad is responsible for the fire, but Israel has warned Hamas, which rules Gaza, that it will bear the consequences for the escalation in the violence against Israel.

“I made it clear to Hamas that if it did not shoot at the rogue operatives in Gaza, we would shoot at Hamas. I’m talking about war,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told IDF Radio on Monday morning.

Minister of Internal Security Gilad Arden further said that he thinks that Israel “close than ever making a decision to launch an extensive military operation in Gaza because the situation in the south is unbearable.”

Monday’s rocket fire followed an Islamic Jihad attack on Israel on Sunday evening which saw the launch of some 30 rockets at Israeli cities and towns in the south. No Israelis were harmed in the attacks.

In response, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) bombed Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza and in Syria, reportedly killing several terrorists.

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