Morning Rockets Shatter Brief Overnight Calm

Stand for Israel  |  November 13, 2019

Tense waiting continues in southern Israel
SDEROT, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 12 : Firefighters carry out works to extinguish the fire that broke out after rockets fired into southern Israel hit a textile factory in response to the airstrike of Israeli army, killing Bahaa Abu Al-Atta, a commander in the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Gaza-based resistance faction Islamic Jihad, in Sderot, Israel on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Last night, there was calm in the Holy Land for about six hours. But Wednesday morning brought a fresh barrage of terrorist rockets fired from Gaza, reports The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross, causing schools to remain closed and the Israeli military to respond:

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…

The IDF on Wednesday morning said it targeted a squad of terrorists who were trying to launch rockets at Israel. The Palestinians reported that two people were killed and two people were injured in Israeli airstrikes, bringing the death toll in Gaza since Tuesday morning to 12.

Eleven of those killed have been identified as members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigades by the terror groups.

The Wednesday morning rocket fire came after a brief six-hour respite in the violence overnight…

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