Barrage of missiles rain down on Israel as Air Force pounds GazaBy Mason White 4:01 PM June 25, 2014
|Terrorists launching rockets at Israel|
By: Aryeh Savir
The Israel Air Force is retaliating to a barrage of missiles by shooting targets in the Gaza Strip, the Tazpit News Agency reported.
Terrorists fired five rockets during the early evening hours on Tuesday, at southern Israel, sending tens of thousands of civilians running into bomb shelters in the highly populated Ashkelon area.
Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system. No injuries or damage were reported.
The Israeli Air Force retaliated by attacking seven terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including five hidden launching pads. An IDF spokesperson announced that the IDF holds Hamas responsible for all terror activity emanating from the Gaza Strip, and will continue to operate with decisiveness to protect the State of Israel.
For more than a week, terrorists have continuously fired rockets at Israel. Over 20 rockets have been fired at Israel since the beginning of Operation “Brother’s Keeper” to find the three abducted yeshiva students, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frankel.
Over 200 have been fired since the beginning of 2014. Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, terrorists have fired more than 8,000 rockets. Over 3.5 million Israelis are currently living under threat of rocket attacks.