Massive rocket barrages fired by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at southern Israel
About 150 rockets were launched by Muslim terrorists toward the south and central Israel Saturday morning and dozens were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
In response, Israeli fighter jets are bombing Hamas terror targets in Gaza.
The Hamas-ruled Health Ministry in Gaza reported that a 22-year-old Muslim terrorist identified as Imad Nassir was eliminated by the strikes and four others were injured.
The IDF said its air force targeted two rocket launchers in northern Gaza and a tank struck a Hamas terror post east of Khan Yunis after massive rockets barrages were fired at several Israeli towns, including Ashkelon, Ashdod and central Israeli towns near Modi’in and Rehovot.
One rocket landed in the Israeli community of Nirim and another landed on Highway 4 near Ashkelon, as the city announced it was opening its bomb shelters.
A 15-year-old teenager was lightly injured while attempting to reach shelter in Sderot as well as two more civilians were treated for shock, according to the MDA Spokesperson.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold security consultations with the IDF chief of staff and the head of the National Security Council.
Earlier Saturday, the IDF said a rocket landed in near the border fence in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage.
Hamas threatens: If the Israeli response to the rocket attacks continues, the rocket ranges will be increased to reach the Tel Aviv region.
Arabs report that a vehicle used by a senior Islamic Jihad terrorist was targeted. Israel this week warned it would target senior Islamic Jihad terrorists.
Watch: Muslim terror fans in Gaza celebrate a rocket barrage launched towards Israeli civilians.
Yesterday, an IDF officer and a female soldier were moderately wounded when Muslim terrorists opened fire from southern Gaza , leading to a retaliatory strike by the IDF.
Four Muslim terrorists were eliminated in IDF retaliatory strikes.
Several terror groups have published statements threatening response to the elimination of Muslim terrorists by the IDF.
Last week, the IDF deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries throughout the country as preparation for a possible escalation and rocket attacks from Gaza ahead of Independence day, Eurovision, and the start of the jihad month of Ramadan.