The Hamas shooting flares up yet again
Palestinians fired a total of 80 rockets at rural areas of southern Israel since Tuesday night, injuring five, causing damage and sending local residents fleeing for cover.
The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted a Grad rocket over Ashkelon Wednesday afternoon, one of eight struck down since Tuesday night.
IAF strikes targeting Palestinian rocket-launching squads killed four Hamas operatives, but did little to stem the flow of rockets.
Hamas's armed wing, the Al-Qassam brigades, took responsibility Wednesday for a barrage of rockets unleashed against Israel since Tuesday night as well as the bomb that critically injured an IDF officer along the Gaza-Israel border on Tuesday. The explosive was placed on a gate in the Kissufim region, near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) also took responsibility for the Gaza border bomb.
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