Fighting between Israel and Hamas escalated Wednesday in what was the heaviest conflict since a 2014 war in Gaza. Six were killed in Israel and at least 48 in the Strip in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years.
Israel carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza, as Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets at central Israel and its south.The fighting prompted international concern that the situation could spiral out of control.
Hamas launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel in the early hours of Wednesday morning, killing a man and his daughter outside Lod and sending hundreds of thousands of people, from Tel Aviv to Beersheba, fleeing to bomb shelters.
It seems even do every mainstream media proclaims Hamas and other terrorist groups from Palestine as the victims, the terror group doesn’t worry who they hit.
A Muslim family’s house in the city of Lod, central Israel, suffered a direct hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. 1 family member confirmed dead, another member with serious injuries.
Later the daughter died too!
Police said the victims were a father, Halil Awad, 52, and his 16-year-old daughter, Nadine. The mother, who was also in the car, was seriously injured, medics said.
“I know it sounds like a cliché and they always say that the best people are the ones who lose their lives, but Nadine really was a very, very special girl,” her principal Shirin Natur Hafi told the Reshet Bet radio station.
“She was in 10th grade, studying in the biology-chemistry track. She had dreams of changing the world. She was such a special girl, such a talented girl. She wanted to conquer the world,” Hafi said of her student.
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As Times Of Israel reported over 1,050 rockets and mortar shells have been fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel since the outbreak of fighting on Monday evening, with 200 failing to clear the border and landing inside the enclave. Those barrages included over 400 rockets fired deep into Israel in two huge waves on Tuesday evening and from about 3 a.m. on Wednesday. IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman said the Iron Dome air defense system had an interception rate of between 85 and 90 percent of rockets heading toward populated areas.
In response, the IDF launched strikes on upwards of 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, aimed at Hamas personnel, weaponry, and infrastructure, Zilberman said.
Asked how much longer the IDF believed Hamas had the ability to fire rockets at central Israel, the spokesman said that the terror group was likely depleting its arsenals, but could still carry out large barrages in the coming days.
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