LIVE UPDATES: Rocket barrage on central and south Israel; soldier and boy lightly wounded

Monday, July 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

Rocket alert siren sounds in Golan Heights; IDF downs Gaza drone over southern Israel; Israeli military shells Lebanon after cross-border rocket attack.
Jul. 14, 2014

Operation Protective Edge entered its seventh day Monday, as the IDF continued to carry out massive strikes within the Gaza Strip from land and sea, and Hamas continued to fire rockets at Israeli towns.

Since the operation began, 172 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,100 have been wounded. Gaza hospitals are reporting a dire shortage of medicine and equipment, particularly for trauma injuries. Thousands of northern Gaza residents fled their homes on Sunday after Israel issued warnings of forthcoming air strikes.

Since the start of the operation, more than 700 rockets have landed within Israel. Only a fraction landed in urban regions. The Iron Dome, which is only meant to intercept rockets that are headed for such areas, has an 87 percent success rate.

The inner cabinet met late on Sunday to discuss a ground operation. As of Sunday noon, 42,000 of the 48,000 reservists authorized by the cabinet had been called up in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

Latest updates:

6:30 P.M. Iron Dome intercepts rocket over Be’er Sheva, two other rockets fall in open areas near the city. An 81-year-old man is seriously wounded after falling in the street while running for shelter during the rocket alert. (Shirly Seidler)

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