Israel hit with 50 rockets from Gaza after killing of top Jihad commander – By OAN Newsroom (OANN) / Nov 12 2019
Several rockets were reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel in response to Israel’s killing of a top Jihad commander. Palestinian militants fired around 50 rockets into southern and central Israel early Tuesday, setting off sirens and forcing people into bomb shelters. Israeli officials say they intercepted about 20 of those rockets using their aerial defense system.
Meanwhile, the country’s defense forces say “the barrage of rockets fired by Gaza at Israeli civilians shows exactly why their commander was targeted in the first place.” Baha Abu al-Ata, the leader of the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization, was killed Tuesday by a targeted strike in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pinned Baha Abu al-Ata as “the main instigator of terrorism” in the region.
Rockets are launched from Gaza Strip to Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza early Tuesday in a resumption of pinpointed targeting that threatens a fierce round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)