As of 6am today, 507 rockets had been fired at Israel in the ongoing round of fighting.
The barrage of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel continued overnight and into this morning. IDF reports that since Operation Shield and Arrow began and up to 6 a.m. today, the Islamic Jihad organization launched 507 rockets, of which only 368 reached Israeli territory, while 108 fell in the Gaza Strip, 21% of launches. Of the rockets and mortar shells that reached Israel, 154 were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, with the system recording a 95% success rate.
According to the IDF, the rockets that landed in the Gaza Strip killed four civilians, including a ten-year-old girl and two sixteen-year-olds.
There were reports from Egypt yesterday of a ceasefire, but continued rocket fire prompted a harsh response from Israel. In an Israeli Air Force strike, Ali Ghassan Ghali, also known as Abu Mohammad, the head of the Islamic Jihad’s missile unit was killed in an apartment in Khan Yunis. Two other Islamic Jihad operatives who were in the apartment at the time were also reportedly killed.
Published by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – May 11, 2023.
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Rockets fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip Credit: Reuters/Mohammed Salem