Nearly 250 rockets have been sent from Hamas in the last 24 hours. The Iron Dome missile defense system has been able to intercept 80, though 196 made landfall in Israel. A rocket hit a building in Kiryat Malachi, leading to three deaths as residents were unable to find covering in due time.
Israel has no choice. Gaza is a national threat (Andrew Bolt)
Israel cannot tolerate having rockets fired into the outskirts of its second biggest city from an enclave controlled by a terrorist organisation:
From the 7th floor of our hotel, we saw a barrage of intercept missiles fired into the southern skies to take down several long range rockets launched from Gaza into 800,000 strong civilian population.
Air raid sirens could be heard across the city for the first time since the 1991Gulf War, as the country braced for full scale conflict with the self appointed Palestinian leaders Hamas, who have warned they would unleash hell on Israel in response to the assassination of its military leader by Israeli defence forces Wednesday.
One rocket managed to evade country’s Iron Dome defence system and landed in the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv.
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And, as always with such conflicts, Palestinians try to game the media with fake victims to feed the victim narrative:
Today, a hard left-wing pro-Hamas rally took place in Tel Aviv. Attendees included Elizabeth Tsurkov of the Hotline for Migrant Workers; useful idiot Tsurkov also writes for the anti-Israel rag 972mag.com.
Jonathan Sacerdoti on BBC News discussing the killing of Ahmed Jabri, head of Hamas’ military (TT)