Israel is preparing personnel other than its air force to respond to the growing threat of missile and rocket attacks from Gaza -- which have reached as far north as the outskirts of Jerusalem -- a top military spokeswoman said Thursday.
Three Israelis were killed when a rocket fired from Gaza hit their Kiryat Malachi home.
The rocket that struck the private home on Thursday morning was one of at least 100 rockets fired from Gaza since the assassination late Wednesday afternoon of Hamas military chief in Gaza, Ahmed Jabari. The strike came after four days of rocket fire from Gaza terrorist groups on southern Israel. More than 150 rockets are reported to have been fired from Gaza during that time, causing damage to homes and factories.
IDF: air offensive has damaged Gaza's rocket launchers and munitions warehouses.
Three Israelis were killed when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit their apartment in southern Israel.
The rocket that struck the Kiryat Malachi apartment on Thursday morning -- one of at least 140 rockets fired from Gaza since the assassination late Wednesday afternoon of the Hamas military chief in Gaza, Ahmed Jabari -- also injured a baby girl and a 4-year-old boy. A second building in Kiryat Malachi also was hit.
The head of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, Ahmed Jabri, was killed by an Israeli missile.
Jabri and a passenger were killed late Wednesday afternoon when the car in which they were driving in Gaza was hit in what Israeli military officials called a "surgical strike." The passenger was Jabri's son, according to Yediot Achronot, though it was not confirmed by other sources.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) – An Israel Defense Forces company commander was seriously wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device detonated along the border fence in central Gaza, near the Kissufim crossing, the IDF said.
According to the report, the officer opened a gate as part of a routine checkup to ensure there were no explosives or terrorists along the border, and precisely then the device was detonated. There were no exchanges of fire following the blast.
Israeli air strikes targeted and killed a leader of an al-Qaida-linked terror group in Gaza and also struck a terror cell preparing to launch rockets at during a weekend of attacks on both sides.
Two rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel early Sunday morning. The rocket strikes were fired after an Israeli air strike hit two Palestinian men in Gaza as they were preparing to launch a rocket attack on Israel, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces.
(JNS.org) — Gaza terrorists fired a Qassam rocket toward Israel on Tuesday after having fired more than 55 rockets and mortar shells into Israel the previous day. The rocket exploded inside Palestinian territory near the border fence, causing no injuries or damage, Israel Hayom reported.
Israeli airstrikes hit four Gaza sites it says were terror-related.
The early Monday morning strikes by the Air Force on a weapon manufacturing facility, a terror activity site and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, were in "direct response" to rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
Direct hits were confirmed on the sites, according to the IDF.
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