Israel Returns Fire Against Palestinian Islamic Jihad

(Times of Israel) Judah Ari Gross - The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday afternoon launched retaliatory airstrikes against Palestinian Islamic Jihad following six hours of rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza. The airstrikes targeted training camps and underground facilities used "for storage and manufacturing of weapons." IDF aircraft also bombed Islamic Jihad operatives as they prepared to fire rockets at Israel. Some 60 incoming rockets were shot down by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system out of 190 fired during the day. It was the first time that the IDF ordered a closure of schools and businesses in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area since the 2014 Gaza war. Though there have been relatively few injuries caused by the rocket attacks, several have damaged homes, vehicles and roads.

2019-11-13 00:00:00

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