An armed commando Terrorists Palestinians have crossed into Israel and clashed with the Israeli army SteroidWhen hundreds of rockets were launched from Gaza StripThe attacks continued for more than an hour and resulted in the death of a 60-year-old woman from “direct impact”.
“Hamas carried out a concerted operation, which included rocket attacks and terrorist infiltration into the territory of the State of Israel.“, the Israeli military said in a statement, directly accusing the terrorist group of carrying out the occupation.
“Our troops protect the residents of Israel, and the terrorist organization Hamas must pay a high price“A military spokesman said a video circulating on social media showed men dressed in black with white headbands firing long weapons from a truck patrolling the middle of the street.
The army ordered residents of towns near the Gaza Strip to stay inside their homes and the rest of the population to stay near bomb shelters.
After the missile attack, the Israeli Defense Forces launched strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
“The IDF is now attacking Hamas terrorist organization targets in the Gaza Strip. More info coming soonOfficials said.
According to Hamas’s arms division More than 5,000 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip and announced that the operation had begun “Al-Aqsa Flood“
“We have decided to put an end to all the crimes of occupation (of Israel) and the era of occupation without accountability is over,” the terrorists noted.
“We announced Operation Al-Aqsa deluge and fired more than 5,000 rockets in the first 20 minutes of the attack.”
The Anti-missile alarms From 6:30 local time, Israeli areas along the enclave border – de facto rule Hamas is a terrorist organization-, many cities are sounding alarms Tel Aviv, Rehovot or LodIn the heart of the country, From Poker, Arad, Dimona or Luckish, in the south; One Sderot, Ashkelon or AshodAround Gaza.
“In the past half an hour, rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Israeli border. People in southern and central Israel insisted on staying close to protected areas And follow the instructions of the forward command,” the army spokesperson added.
For now, the Israeli emergency service Megan David Adom (MDA) reported 15 injured.
Additionally, MDA paramedics also treated the 20-year-old in moderate condition Fragment injuries In Yanwei; and two in Ashkelon in a light and conscious state.
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin NetanyahuHis office indicated that it had been “briefed on the situation” and “will convene a meeting of senior security officials in the next few hours”.
Israel has maintained a blockade against the Gaza Strip since the Hamas terrorist group came to power in 2007.
Since then there have been many devastating wars between Palestinian militants and Israel.
Both sides experienced tensions in September, and Israel shut down border to Palestinian workers for two weeks.
The move comes amid protests by Palestinians at the border.
Protesters burned tires and threw stones and fuel bombs at Israeli troops, who responded with bullets and tear gas.
The border closure has been criticized as collective punishment that harms thousands of Palestinian workers.
The reopening of the border raised hopes of an improvement in the situation in Gaza, where they live 2.3 million people.
In May, an exchange of Israeli airstrikes and rockets from Gaza led to deaths 34 Palestinians and one Israeli.
So far this year, at least 247 Palestinians, 32 Israelis and two foreigners were killed in the conflictIncluding fighters and civilians from both sides, according to official Israeli and Palestinian figures.
Most of the deaths occurred in the West Bank, which was occupied by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War.
(With information from AFP, EFE and Europa Press)
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