Gaza rockets continue to hit central Israel


The rocket salutes from Gaza into Israel continued through the night, raining over the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, the southern coastal plain and the Sharon region as well as the towns and villages around the Gaza Strip. Sirens also sounded in the Lower Galilee, but this turned out to be a false alarm.

Rockets hit Holon and Rishon Lezion and the Modi’in area, but no casualties were reported. A rocket hit an apartment in Petah Tikva and several cars were set on fire – four people were taken to Beilinson Hospital – one with moderate injuries and the other three with minor injuries. The Chabad school in Kiryat Gat also suffered slight damage.

Meanwhile, Israel shelled the Gaza Strip, destroying basic Hamas infrastructure and killing many of the organization’s top commanders with targeted strikes. International media reported that 65 Palestinians were killed.

On the Israeli side, there have been six deaths in Israel, including a five-year-old boy in Sderot and Sergeant Omer Tabib, 21, who was killed yesterday when his army jeep was hit by a missile on a hill overlooking Gaza.

Last night was also marked by massive Jewish-Arab skirmishes in mixed towns like Lod, Haifa and Akko and in Bat Yam, a right-wing Jewish mob went on a rampage, destroying Arab-owned businesses.

Posted by Globes, Israel Business News – en.globes.co.il – May 13, 2021

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