Rocket attacks following IDF assassination of Islamic Jihad leader

November 12, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced: “Senior Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata was targeted overnight in Gaza. He was responsible for many terrorist attacks and the firing of rockets at the State of Israel in recent months and had intended to carry out imminent attacks.”

The IDF action was recommended by the IDF Chief-of-Staff and ISA Director and was approved by the Prime Minister and Defense Minister after it had been presented to – and approved by – the Security Cabinet.

3:19pm  all times AEST

Inside Gaza: Video from building where Islamic Jihad leader was staying when he was assassinated last night by the IDF.  (Video by Majdi Fathi/TPS)

From inside Gaza: Rockets fired at Israel. Majdi Fathi/TPS

3:46pm Israel security forces on the way to site hit by rocket shrapnel in Ashkelon.

3:58pm Rocket alerts in Israel’s Gaza border region.

4:00pm Rockets alerts continue in Israel’s Gaza region

4:10pm Islamic Jihad: we are going to war

4:11pm Rockets fire is moving northward

4:16pm   Direct hit in Sderot.

4:17pm No injuries

4:23pm School cancelled in all of Tel Aviv area

4:24 pm  Pic


Majdi Fathi/TPS

5:01pm Rockets fired on Tel Aviv  The entire Tel Aviv area is under rocket attack

5:11pm Islamic Jihad: We will intensify the attacks later in the day, after the funeral in Gaza

PM Netanyahu and IDF Cheif of Staff Kochavi will make a statement at 10:30am


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