ISRAEL UNDER ATTACK: Man killed, 83 injured, 450 rockets fired by Muslim terrorists from Gaza
A 58-year-old Israeli man was killed in the city of Ashkelon and dozens were wounded across southern Israel overnight, as a result of over 450 rockets that were fired into Israel by Muslim terrorists in Gaza.
Around 2:30 am on Sunday, a rocket hit a building in Ashkelon, critically wounding Moshe Agadi, a father of four.
Moshe died on his way to the hospital, marking the first death since the massive rocket attacks began on Saturday morning.
According to Arab reports, four Muslim terrorists and two human shields are said to have been eliminated and 47 wounded in Israeli retaliatory strikes.
Authorities identified seven locations where rockets exploded, including a school and a house in which Moshe Agadi was killed.
Since the escalation began, the IDF has identified 430 rocket launches from Gaza.
In response, Israel has bombed over 200 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza. The IDF is currently widening its air strikes.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt takes to Twitter, backing Israel and condemning Gaza terrorists.
“Hamas & PIJ have engaged in yet another deplorable act of terrorism, indiscriminately firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilian communities. The U.S. stands firmly in support of Israel’s right to self-defense and we call on the international community to do the same.”
Muslim terror fans of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups in Gaza celebrated the massive rocket barrages launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at Israeli civilians.
The massive rocket attacks occurred in advance of Israel’s Independence Day and 10 days before the Eurovision Song Contest.
Israel has bombed over 200 terror targets in Gaza, including private homes of more than 30 Muslim terrorists mid-level commanders of the Islamic Jihad and Hamas terror groups.
Some of the buildings were housing weapons.
Among the targets: rockets launchers, terror tunnel shafts, Hamas and Islamic Jihad weapons manufacturing factories, Islamic Jihad compound and command center located inside a mosque, Hamas weapons depots.
The IDF is currently widening its air strikes and began moving tanks toward the Gaza border, preparing for an escalation that will last a number of days.
The IAF destroyed underground infrastructure for making rockets, leading to secondary explosions from the explosive materials.
The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry says ten
‘innocent civilians’, including a pregnant woman and a toddler have been killed since Friday afternoon, when the current flareup with Israel began after an IDF officer and a female soldier were wounded by Muslim terrorists who opened fire, leading to a retaliatory strike by the IDF.
The IDF confirmed the death of a pregnant woman and toddler, however, the Islamic Jihad was responsible for a rocket that fell on a Gazan home in a jihadi workplace accident, killing Saleh Abu Arar and Saba Abu Arar.
Three of the eliminated terrorists have been identified as members of the Hamas terror group and three others as members of Islamic Jihad.
Four of the Muslim terrorists were eliminated in the strikes that followed the shooting attack on Friday.
In a joint statement, Hamas and the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terror groups threatened to increase the range of the rockets launched at Israel.
As usual, anti-Israel propagandists and Israel-haters try to use this Jihad-induced tragedy to smear Israel.