Israel/Palestine: Militants cross into Israel from Gaza after rocket attack kills woman


Several rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel on Saturday morning.


A barrage of rockets killed one person and wounded at least three others, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Saturday, as several militants crossed into Israeli territory from Gaza.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket attack.

Hamas military commander Muhammad al-Taif released a recorded message announcing the “al-Aqsa Storm” operation, saying the Palestinian militant group “targeted enemy positions, airports and military positions with 5,000 rockets.”

The IDF has warned Israelis living near Gaza to stay in their homes.

A barrage of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel on Saturday morning killed one person and wounded at least three others, Israel’s Magan David Adom (MDA) rescue service said.

Rockets spotted by a CNN producer in Gaza set off sirens as far north as the Tel Aviv area, as far east as Beer Sheva and many places in between.

MDA reported that a 70-year-old woman was shot and killed in Kfar Aviv, Gderot area.

Two others were lightly injured in the Ashkelon region, the rescue service said, while a fourth person – a 20-year-old man from Yavne – was moderately injured by shrapnel.

The rockets were fired around 6:30 a.m. Saturday local time (11:30 p.m. ET), when most Israelis were probably asleep.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Galant are conducting security assessments at the Israel Defense Forces headquarters in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu’s office said.

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