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Israel Under Attack: IDF Pounds Gaza in Heaviest Strikes Since 2014Over 40 targets were struck across the Gaza Strip following incessent rocket fire and launching of aerial incendiary devices.
Israeli aircraft on Saturday attacked more than 40 targets in the Gaza Strip in the most extensive daytime assault since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge as Palestinian terror groups fired repeated salvos of rockets and mortars into Israel.
The surge in violence intensified after midnight Friday-Saturday as the Israel Defense Forces hit an attack tunnel and Hamas training bases in Gaza in response to the moderate wounding of an IDF officer by a hand-grenade thrown during a border riot on Friday.
During the night, Palestinians fired more than 30 projectiles into Israel and kept up the attacks on Saturday, firing a further 100 rockets and mortar shells. Residents of Israeli border communities spent the night in bomb shelters and were cautioned to remain close to the shelters during the day.
In the evening, several rockets were fired toward the town of Sderot. Iron Dome intercepted several of them. A synagogue, that was empty at the time was hit by shrapnel and lightly damaged. Sappers were searching the building and it was not immediately clear if it was hit by a Palestinian rocket or parts from the interceptor. Two people were lightly wounded, Hebrew media reported.
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