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Israel Responds to Rocket Attack from Gaza

Airstrike in Gaza, October 2018 (Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands sought cover in bomb shelters in southern Israel Wednesday when a single rocket was fired from Gaza. Israeli aircraft responded Thursday morning with targeted attacks against Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip.

  • The latest rocket attack follows a series of incendiary balloons launched by terrorists along Israel’s southern border, sparking eight separate fires. Israel responded with targeted attacks against Hamas.
  • Earlier in the week, a terrorist stabbed and injured an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier in Hebron. The IDF corporal was able to defend himself by shooting his assailant.
  • Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited southern Israel this week and reaffirmed Israel’s stance against Hamas, stating that Israel will allow “no rockets, no mortars, and no balloons.”
  • The Prime Minister also spoke this week at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, saying a potential solution to the current situation “is one in which the Palestinians have all the powers to govern themselves but none of the powers to threaten us.”
  • The U.S. will withdraw from a decades-old nuclear treaty, citing Russian non-compliance.

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