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Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

70 rockets from Gaza fired at Israel, who then strike ‘terror sites’

Islamic terrorists fired at least 70 rockets into Israel, who now have responded by launching an attack on these “terror sites” which are set up in populated areas.

photo Ron Almo

photo Ron Almo

Reportedly 41 of the missiles struck Israeli terrority, only one injury has been confirmed. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) responded by launching air strikes in the Gaza Strip, hitting 29 targets.

“In today’s attack, 41 rockets struck in Israel, five hit populated areas and three were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system,” the military said in another statement. “This is the most substantial rocket attack from the Gaza Strip since Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012.”

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attacks: “A statement released by the militant organization called the firings ‘a response to the crimes of the occupation, the most recent of which was the assassination of three [Islamic Jihad] members,’ Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported.”

Leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom condemned the rocket attacks. According to a release from the U.S. State Department: “The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s rocket attacks into Israel by terrorists from the Gaza Strip. There is no justification for such attacks. We call for these terrorist attacks to cease immediately. Israel, like any nation, has a right to defend itself.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called upon Israel to stop the “military escalation on the besieged Gaza Strip, considering that this escalation will put the isolated residents in the danger of the war and destruction,” presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said through the official Wafa news agency.

“If it is not quiet in southern Israel, it will be very noisy in Gaza,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Hebrew.

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