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Hamas launches over a dozen rockets at Israel, IDF strikes back


Hamas terrorists launched a barrage of rockets and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities in the south in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

On Tuesday, Hamas orchestrated the launching of another wave of firebomb-laden kites and balloons that sparked fires.

“Moments ago,” the IDF spokesman announced on twitter, “an IDF aircraft targeted a vehicle used by a group of Palestinians who launched arson balloons from the northern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, as well as an observation post from which the balloons were launched.”

The Palestinian Information Center, a Hamas-affiliated news site, said that an Israeli drone fired at least one missile at a civilian car, causing it to burst into flames.

According to PIC, one Palestinian citizen was slightly injured from the explosion in Nuseirat, a town in central Gaza.

Sources in Gaza quoted by PIC said “the resistance” fired 17 projectiles at nearby settlements.

Sirens were heard in the Hof Ashkelon, Sha’ar HaNegev and Eshkol Regional Councils from approximately 1:45 a.m. to 4 a.m., sending thousands of Israelis running to bomb shelters.

The Iron Dome intercepted three projectiles.

Schools were set to remain open as usual on Wednesday. No special instructions were given to residents of the area.


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