The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terror groups in the Gaza Strip resumed firing rockets into southern and central Israel after dawn Wednesday after a brief overnight respite in the violence. The Iron Dome system intercepted several of the projectiles, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Sirens sounded in southern Israel and then later in central Israel near Latrun and Beit Shemesh. Residents reported loud explosions, apparently the Iron Dome interceptors taking down the rockets.
Another salvo from Gaza was fired toward the southern city of Netivot. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Israel’s targeted killing before dawn Tuesday of Islamic Jihad terror chief Baha Abu al-Ata was met by over 220 rockets launched throughout Tuesday and Wednesday morning by terror groups in Gaza, the military said.
Since Tuesday, two people in Israel have been wounded directly by rocket fire, both of them sustaining light injuries from shrapnel. In addition, 23 people were lightly wounded after falling while running to a bomb shelter and 23 others were taken to the hospital after suffering anxiety attacks and other “stress symptoms” due to the attacks, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.
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