Hamas fires 30 rockets at Israel's south; IDF strikes 80 targets in Gaza

The sirens were heard in the city of Sedrot and in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council.

October 27, 2018 06:40
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Gaza border attack October 26, 2018

Gaza border attack October 26, 2018


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Thirty Hamas rockets were fired on Israel and 10 were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, IDF Spokesperson reported.  Two rockets fell in the Gaza Strip and 18 landed in open areas.

Sirens sounded 11 times in the area over Friday night and Saturday morning. Following the sirens, medics and MDA paramedics gave medical treatment to seven victims at the site. A 53-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were in very mild condition after being injured on the limbs while running to a bomb shelter.

According to reports received during the night, the IDF attacked 80 targets in Gaza.

Palestinians reported attacks by the Israeli Air Force in the south of Rafah and at Hamas' naval base west to Gaza City. An explosion was heard in Khan Yunis.

In Gaza, Hamas headquarters were evacuated in anticipation of another attack by the Air Force.

"The IDF has acted with force against terrorist activity and is determined to defend the residents of Israel and will continue to act in their defense," the IDF Spokesman said.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, threatened Israel in a statement, "Al-Qassam is ready to strike at all of occupied Palestine with thousands of missiles if the campaign begins."

The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, threatened Israel in another statement, "We appeal to the Palestinian people and announce to them that if the Zionist enemy attacks us, we will be ready for the battle. There is no place in occupied Palestine that our missiles will not reach. Al-Az, Al-Fajr and Al-Barrak missiles, and what we have not uncovered so far. "

Earlier on Friday, roughly 16,000 Palestinians protested near the Gaza security fence against IDF soldiers, the IDF spokesperson reported.

Three IAF strikes were carried out during the protests targeting three Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip.

Five Palestinians were killed by IDF sniper fire and 85 were injured, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported.

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