Gazans fire 62 rockets at South, 20 intercepted

Terrorists shoot at least 200 rockets into Israel in past 24 hours; IAF strikes 120 targets across Gaza.

November 21, 2012 14:46
Smoke rises after IAF strike in Gaza

Gaza on Fire 20 Nov 390. (photo credit: Mohammed Salem / Reuters)


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Gazan rocket fire at southern Israel resumed on Wednesday morning after a relatively quiet night on the Israeli side.

Terrorists fired over 81 rockets at various cities and communities in the South, with four people injured in the Eshkol Regional Council by a mortar shell.

One rocket hit a house in Be'er Tuviya directly. No one was injured in this attack.

The Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted at least 20 rockets fired from Gaza on Ashkelon, Beersheba, Be'er Tuviya, Hof Ashkelon and Ashdod on Wednesday morning.

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On Wednesday, Palestinian sources reported at least eight killed in IDF naval and air strikes as attacks hit around 120 targets throughout the Gaza Strip in twenty-four hours.

Approximately 50 of the terror sites targeted were underground rocket launchers, the IDF Spokesman's Office stated.

A senior Hamas operative responsible for aerial defense operations was targeted in overnight strikes, as well as several other terrorist squads, according to IDF Spokespersons.

Targets included smuggling tunnels, military communication centers, a police compound, rocket launching sites, three weapons depots and a weapons manufacturing site.

The IAF also targeted the Ministry of Internal Security in Gaza, which the IDF stated served as one of Hamas's main command and control centers.

Rockets from Gaza

On Tuesday, terrorists in Gaza fired intense rocket salvos at Israeli city centers, trying to overwhelm the Iron Dome rocket shield, and striking a number of buildings.