Saturday, May 4, 2019

Updates From Israel - More Rocket Fire: Over 200 Now Fired Into Israel

IDF destroys cross-border Islamic Jihad tunnel, warns of further strikes on Gaza

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Saturday’s events as they happen.

IDF: 200 rockets fired from Gaza since morning, dozens intercepted

The IDF says some 200 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel since this morning, with dozens intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

2nd home in Sha’ar Hanegev reported hit by Gaza rocket

A second home in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council has been hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, according to Hebrew media reports.
There are no reports of injuries.

Sirens blare in southern cities of Sderot, Netivot

Rocket warning sirens are activated in the southern cities of Sderot and Netivot, the army says.
Sirens also sounded in the Sdot Hanegev and Sha’ar Hanegev regional councils.

Netanyahu told IDF ‘to give a hard blow’ to Gaza terror groups — official

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the army “to give a hard blow” to terror groups in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, a defense official is quoted as saying by Hebrew media.
The comment comes after Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, huddled with top security officials this afternoon for talks on the flare-up in the south.
The security cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss the latest violence in Gaza, the Prime Minister’s Office said earlier today.

Army hits cross-border Islamic Jihad tunnel, warns of further strikes in Gaza

The army is warning it will expand strikes in the Gaza Strip if rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave continues.
IDF spokesman Ronen Manelis says during retaliatory strikes, Israeli forces hit a tunnel dug by Islamic Jihad that crosses the border into Israel.
“In recent weeks [Islamic Jihad] has accelerated its digging in order to carry out an attack,” he says.
Manelis says Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, is working in cooperation with Islamic Jihad and that the IDF is striking targets linked to both terror organizations
He adds that the army believes five to six members of the group have been killed since yesterday when the IDF struck a Hamas post on the border in response to a sniper attack on Israeli troops.

Rocket warning sirens activated in Ashkelon, southern regions

The IDF says rocket warning sirens have been activated in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon, as well as in the Hof Ashkelon, Eshkol, Sdot Negov and Sha’ar Hanegev regional councils.

Rocket warning sirens sound in southern communities

Rocket warning sirens sound in the Sha’ar Hanegev and Sdot Hanegev regional councils, according to the IDF.

Islamic Jihad threatens attack on Dimona reactor, Ben Gurion Airport

The military wing of the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad terror group releases a video threatening rocket attacks on the nuclear reactor in Dimona and other sensitive sites in Israel.
The release of the video, which shows members of the Iran-backed group loading projectiles into a rocket launcher, comes amid a round of fighting between Israel and terror groups in the Gaza Strip.
In addition to the Dimona reactor, the video also shows footage of the Ben Gurion Airport, the Ashdod port and refineries in the northern city of Haifa.

Israel closes Gaza border crossings over rocket fire

The Defense Ministry body responsible for liaising with the Palestinians announces the closure of the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings with the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.
Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun, the head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, also announces the closure of the fishing zone off the coastal territory. He says all of the closures are until further notice.

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