‘Heavy barrage of rockets’: IDF says 90 missiles launched from Gaza, dozens intercepted

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‘Heavy barrage of rockets’: IDF says 90 missiles launched from Gaza, dozens intercepted

A “heavy barrage” of rockets has been launched at the territory of southern Israel, the country’s defense forces (IDF) said in a tweet, claiming the projectiles were fired from Gaza.

Warning sirens blared in Israeli border communities on Saturday morning amid reports of multiple projectiles being launched from Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the attack lasted for 10 minutes.

Residents in the towns of Ashkelon and Ashdod reported hearing blasts in the area. Meanwhile, several rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome above Ashkelon, the Jerusalem Post reported, citing local authorities. The IDF also posted footage apparently showing the “incoming” missiles.

Around 90 rockets have been fired at Israel, the IDF claims, saying its Iron Dome system intercepted “dozens of them.”

The launches come one day after two Israeli troops were shot and injured during patrol along the border in Gaza. In response to the shooting, the Israeli Air Force bombed a Hamas target, killing two people.




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Hamas confirmed they were members of its military wing and pledged to respond to what it called “Israeli aggression.” In a threat delivered through social media, the group said that it will respond “to the crimes of the occupation and the killing of our people.”

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