Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Evening Updates From Israel (12-May-2021)

The Times of Israel is liveblogging Wednesday’s events

Islamic Jihad says Israeli overnight strikes will see even wider response

A Palestinian Islamic Jihad official told Arabic media that IDF strikes in Gaza overnight will lead to “an even wider response,” from the terror group.

5 treated for smoke inhalation from fire caused by rocket strike outside Petah Tikva home

Five Israelis are being treated for smoke inhalation from a large fire that broke out after a Hamas rocket from Gaza struck in between homes in Petah Tikva.

The five being treated have only been lightly injured.

The buildings near the fire have sustained moderate damages.

WATCH: IDF strikes Hamas operatives, infrastructure in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force is targeting Hamas infrastructure throughout the Gaza Strip, taking out several operatives of the terror group as well, the army says.

The fighters targeted were a squad of Hamas’s naval forces, the IDF says.

Among the buildings struck were Hamas’s treasury and internal security headquarters, which is used in intelligence operations, according to the army.

No injuries reported in post-midnight rocket barrage — Magen David Adom

Magen David Adom says that it has not received reports of any civilians injured from the two rocket barrages launched after midnight by the Hamas terror group from Gaza toward central Israel.

Six people, however, were lightly injured while running to shelters and a number of others are being treated for anxiety attacks.

Sirens wail in Tel Aviv, surrounding cities for 2nd time in an hour

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv and its surrounding suburbs, including near Ben Gurion Airport, as Hamas continues to fire rockets at central Israel.

The alarms are heard in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Petah Tikva and smaller towns nearby.

Sirens sound as far north as Nazareth as Hamas appears to extend rocket range

Air raid sirens sound throughout central and northern Israel as the Hamas terror group appears to have significantly extended its range of rocket attacks.

The sirens are heard from the city of Rehovot up to Shimshit, northwest of the Arab city of Nazareth in the Galilee.

The sirens do not necessarily mean the rockets reached that far. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

For 2nd time in minutes, central Israel residents rush to shelters due to rocket fire

Air raid sirens sound throughout central Israel for the second time in minutes, and this time the alerts are also going off in Tel Aviv, Holon, Ramat Gan and other surrounding suburbs.

Minutes earlier, a barrage was fired setting off sirens in Or Yehuda, Savyon and Rishon Lezion

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