Hamas Launches Nearly 100 Rockets In An Hour On Israel In Massive Escalation

Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Sat, 05/04/2019

Palestinian militants launched over 90 rockets into Israel within the span of merely an hour early Saturday following following a tit-for-tat series of escalations that began with Gaza border incidents on Friday, including two Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers during protests.

According to early reports, there have been no casualties in Israel following the intense volley, and on the Gaza side one person has died as a result of Israeli Air Force retaliatory strikes with three others wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

There are some unconfirmed reports of injuries on the Israeli side, including injuries of Israeli civilians after a rocket reportedly impacted a school in a town called Kiryat Gat. The IDF confirmed its Iron Dome defensive measures were active throughout the morning.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a massive counterattack on Gaza targeting Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the IDF Spokesperson confirmed.

From Friday into early Saturday, a total of five Palestinians have been killed according to Gaza sources, which includes a Friday Israeli airstrike on a Hamas command post in central Gaza.

Air-raid sirens have continued throughout the day across southern and central Israel after a barrage of Hamas rockets reached as far as Bet Shemesh, a central Israeli city near Jerusalem.

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The IDF later updated their tally of the number of rockets fired from the strip to over 150 launched over the course of Saturday morning.

Meanwhile a UN envoy alongside Egypt have reportedly been attempting to mediate toward a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in talks, according to diplomats in the region.

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