After 700 rockets and 4 Israeli civilians murdered Hamas terror group says ceasefire reached
Hamas officials said an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement was reached between the terror group and Israel on Monday to end the recent escalation which saw 700 rockets fired by Muslim terrorists and four Israeli civilians murdered.
In two days of non-stop barrages of rockets into Israeli civilians, Israel struck hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror targets in Gaza.
Four Israelis were murdered and hundreds were wounded, four of them critically, as rockets launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza fell on southern Israel towns.
Pinchas Menachem Pashwazman, a 21-year-old yeshiva student was killed when a rocket struck a building in Ashdod Sunday evening. He was taken by medics to Assuta Hospital in critical condition where he was then declared dead.
Earlier on Sunday afternoon, a Bedouin man was killed after he critically injured in his chest by shrapnel from a direct strike on a factory in Ashkelon and died from his wounds shortly after.
Moshe Feder, 67, was killed after a Kornet anti-tank guided missile struck a car near the Gaza border between the communities of Yad Mordechai and Sderot.
A 58-year-old Israeli man was killed in the city of Ashkelon and dozens were wounded across southern Israel overnight.
Hamas’ public security headquarters, rockets launchers, terror tunnels, weapons manufacturing factories, an Islamic Jihad compound and command center located inside a mosque, Hamas weapons depots, observation control rooms, and terror tunnels were among the targets bombed by the IDF in response to the massive rocket attacks.
According to the Hamas-ruled health ministry in Gaza, 23 ‘innocent civilians’ were confirmed dead as a result of retaliatory Israeli airstrikes.
A pregnant mother and her 14-month-old baby were killed in Gaza due to a rocket fired from Gaza that fell short and missed its target of Israeli civilians. As usual, anti-Israel propagandists and Israel-haters try to use this Jihad-induced tragedy to smear Israel.
The Iranian backed-Islamic Jihad has said eight of the eliminated were members of the terror group.
President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: “Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens.”
Justice portfolio hopeful Bezalel Smotrich wrote on Twitter: “Tactically speaking, the round in Gaza should have ended with 700 dead terrorists (one for every rocket) and with massive physical damage to Hamas – so that it would take them years to recover. We can’t afford to have a million and a half citizens in shelters every few weeks.”
Likud MK Gideon Sa’ar criticized the Hamas-Israel ceasefire, tweeting: “Timed intervals between rounds of violence directed at Israel and its citizens are getting shorter, while Gaza’s terror organizations are getting stronger. The round of fighting has been delayed rather than prevented.”