Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Israel: Evening Updates (11 May 2021)

More rockets fired at Modiin, Ashkelon, sirens again in Tel Aviv
The Times of Israel is liveblogging Tuesday’s events as they unfold.

Police say 2 people killed in rocket attack on Lod

Police say two people were killed in a direct strike on a vehicle in the city of Lod.

One woman in her 40s was declared dead at the scene and a second person died after being taken to hospital. Hebrew media reports said she was a 7-year-old girl.

A third person was seriously wounded in the direct hit.

Police called on people to remain near bomb shelters.

Israel said to refuse cease-fire offer

Turkish media, citing Palestinian sources, say that Israel has refused a cease-fire offer put to them by the United Nations and Egypt.

Egypt and the UN are said to be working to mediate between Israel and Hamas.

IDF says 9-story building destroyed in Gaza housed Hamas offices

The IDF says a nine-story building it destroyed in Gaza housed a number of Hamas offices.

The army says it included their intelligence center, their West Bank command and a propaganda department.

The IDF warned inhabitants of the building to flee several hours before the attack.

2 critically hurt by rocket in Lod; direct hit on house in Yehud, no injuries

Two people were seriously injured when a rocket hit their home in the city of Lod.

They were evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh hospital, with one in a critical condition and another in a serious condition, the Magen David Adom rescue service says.

In Tel Aviv, an 80-year-old man suffered an apparent heart attack while running for the shelter, medics said.

Another missile hit a house in the town of Yehud, just north of the Ben Gurion Airport.

IDF says it has destroyed ‘significant targets’ in Gaza, attacks ongoing

The IDF says it has attacked “a number of significant terror sites and terrorists across the Gaza Strip.”

“The strikes are continuing even now,” the army says.

One of the targets hit was apparently a nine-story building.

The nine-story structure houses residential apartments, medical production companies and a dental clinic, The Associated Press reports.

More rockets fired at Modiin, Ashkelon, sirens again in Tel Aviv

Terrorists in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets into Israel early Wednesday, with rockets targeting Ashkelon, Modiin and Tel Aviv.

The Iron Dome system can be seen intercepting rockets over the city. Loud booms were heard in the city, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The Hamas terror group says it fired some 210 rockets in two barrages at Israel.

Loud booms reported in Tel Aviv area; Hamas: 110 rockets fired at city, airport

Loud booms are reported near Tel Aviv as Hamas launches a massive barrage of rockets at the city.

Initial reports indicate several rockets are being intercepted in central Israel. There are no immediate reports of injuries.


Rocket sirens wail across southern, central Israel, explosions reported

Rocket sirens are going off across southern and central Israel with dozens of explosions reported.

Sirens went off in communities near Gaza, in Beersheba where dozens of explosions were reported. They were also heard in Tel Aviv and surrounding areas.

The apparent barrage of rockets came minutes after reports that the IDF destroyed a nine-story building in Gaza city, ending a brief few hours of calm.

Israel said to destroy 9-story building in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force destroys a nine-story building in Gaza city early Wednesday morning, according to an AP reporter at the scene.

Several hours earlier a drone “knocked” on the roof of the building, firing three missiles without explosives, to warn occupants to flee.

Netanyahu in Lod: What we have here is anarchy

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travels to Lod to oversee efforts to impose order and end the riots in the mixed Jewish-Arab city.

“I have been receiving updates all day on what is happening here in the city and I view it extremely gravely. It’s anarchy from rioters that we cannot accept,” Netanyahu says.

The prime minister says he will impose a curfew if needed. “We will restore law and order.”

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