In recent days Islamic terrorist organization Hamas, which is funded and sponsored by Iran, launched hundreds of rockets into Israel. Their goal was to kill as many innocent people as possible.
Since last night:— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 9, 2018
??Approx. 180 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel.
??The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted over 30 launches. The majority of projectiles landed in open areas.
??In response, the IDF targeted over 150 terror targets in the Gaza Strip pic.twitter.com/BQtxfaT8Gn
The last 13 hours in Israel.— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 9, 2018
Each of these alerts means an air raid siren sounded, signalling an incoming rocket from Gaza. Each of these alerts also meant that the people living in the area under attack from Gaza only had a few seconds to run for cover. #IsraelUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/uP5miNh8uS
The rocket fire was aimed at communities living close to the Gaza Strip. In Sderot, one rocket landed next to a kindergarten as children and teachers desperately tried to get into bomb shelters. Because of the close proximity to the rocket fire, people living in the area only have 5-15 seconds to take cover.
Video from Israel today. It shows dozens of children desperately trying to get into a bomb shelter in 5-15 secs as Hamas launches rockets from Gaza. One lands in the street right next to them. Two ppl are hurt. Where is the outrage for this attempted murder of civilians? pic.twitter.com/6iHvhZraAe— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 8, 2018
In response, Israel has taken out a number of Gaza targets and Hamas has entered into a cease fire, for now.
Earlier today, IDF fighter jets targeted a 5-story building in Rimal, northern Gaza. Hamas‘ interior security forces used the building for military purposes pic.twitter.com/bGbdzDczDy— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 9, 2018
Tonight, IDF fighter jets targeted over 20 terror sites in military compounds &in a Hamas training camp. Among the sites targeted were a weapons manufacturing &storage facility, a complex used for the Hamas' naval force, & a military compound used for rocket launching experiments— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 9, 2018
The strike was conducted in response to the rockets launched from Gaza at Israel throughout the night. We are determined to secure the safety of Israelis, is on high alert, & prepared for a variety of scenarios. Hamas is responsible & bears the consequences for the ongoing events— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 9, 2018