IDF strikes Hamas terror targets in Gaza in response to rocket attacks

HAPPENING NOW:  IDF drones fired missiles at open areas east of Rafah moments ago in response to rocket barrages launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza towards southern Israel on Friday evening.

UPDATE: The IDF struck 87 Hamas terror group targets in Gaza over Friday night and Saturday morning after 40 rockets were fired by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at civilians in southern Israel.

In northern Gaza, attack helicopters are heard over Sudaniya beach.

Reports suggest that Israel has given the air force approval to carry out a large wave of strikes tonight over Gaza.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot held a security assessment at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv with senior officials from the IDF and the Shin Bet.

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The Islamic Jihad issued a statement suggesting they have fired the rockets in response to the Muslim terrorists eliminated while attempting to invade Israel during today’s riots along the security border fence.

Incoming rocket sirens sounded in the city of Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in southern Israel on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

40 rockets were fired by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at southern Israel. At least 15 of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Several residents of Israeli towns near the Gaza border suffered shock, and they were evacuated to hospital.

Friday morning, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat report that Egypt reached a short-term agreement between Israel and Hamas terrorists to ease the terror attacks along the security border fence

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