Israel Under Attack: Hundreds of rockets launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at Israeli civilians
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.
An 80-year-old woman from Kiryat Gat was critically wounded when a rocket hit the south-eastern city.
MDA says the woman has been taken to Barzilai Hospital in critical condition after significant trauma to her head due to shrapnel.
Her condition is reportedly currently deteriorating and she is fighting for her life.
A man in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon has been seriously injured when a rocket directly struck a home in the city.
Several other people were lightly wounded in multiple communities that suffered hits.
Earlier Saturday rocket hit a home in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. The home’s dwellers ran for their shelter and none were hurt.
Rockets have been continually launched from Gaza throughout Saturday, with long-range missiles targeting communities in Israel’s Shfela region, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gan Yavne and Beit Shemesh (in the Jerusalem area).
Buildings were damaged in the city of Sderot and in several Gaza border communities.
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.
Watch: Muslim terror fans in Gaza celebrate a rocket barrage launched towards Israeli civilians.
Earlier Saturday, the IDF said a rocket landed in near the border fence in the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage.
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.