The Hamas-led terrorist entity in Gaza launched a heavy barrage of mortar shells against civilian targets in Israel Saturday. No one was hurt. Over 50 mortar shells exploded in the belt surrounding the terrorist entity.
Hamas took responsibility for the attack, which was the most intensive for a single day since early 2009, when Israeli forces ended a two-month counter-terrorist incursion into Gaza.
One shell scored a direct hit on a home in the kibbutz (socialist agricultural community) of Kissufim, and two light injuries were reported. Most shells failed to cause casualties or damage.
The IDF fired back at Gaza, but unlike the terrorists, who fired at civilians, it aimed at known terror targets. Israeli tanks and aircraft attacked the targets and according to Arab reports, at least three Hamas terrorists were hurt.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Saturday that he viewed “the criminal attacks by Hamas against Israel’s citizens” very gravely. “Israel will use all means to protect its citizens,” he added.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz toured the communities hit by mortars.
Due to increased rocket attacks, Israel needs many more bomb shelters to protect its’ citizens in the south. United with Israel sponsors a special project called ‘Rockets into Roses‘, in which beautiful rose sculptures, peace doves and other items are created from the remains of Hamas rockets that landed in Israel.
A portion of the proceeds goes to build bomb shelters to protect Israeli citizens from rocket attacks.
To learn more about this project and how you can participate, visit: www.rocketsintoroses.com