Palestinians in Gaza Fire 39 Rockets at Israel under Orders from Iran

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel and Yaniv Kubovich - Islamic Jihad fired 39 rockets at Israel on Friday and Saturday. The attack was "led by the Islamic Jihad with clear guidance from Iran and the Revolutionary Guards' Quds force in Syria," the IDF spokesman said Saturday. In response, the IDF struck 87 Hamas targets Friday and an additional eight Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza on Saturday, after which Islamic Jihad announced it had reached a cease-fire with Israel, brokered by Egypt. Israel holds Hamas, which rules Gaza, responsible for the rocket barrage. Earlier Friday, Hamas brought 16,000 people to participate in riots along the Gaza border, where they threw firebombs and grenades at Israeli troops. Five Palestinians were reported killed. IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said that when Hamas brings so many people to the fence, "Hamas' ability to prevent the throwing of almost nonexistent."

2018-10-29 00:00:00

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