Saturday, May 4, 2019

Middle East Missiles Fly


Rocket Attacks in Israel


Israel struck  5 military compounds in response to missile attack on Saturday. Hamas fired over 150 rockets from the Gaza strip.

Israeli officials said a 50-year-old woman was severely wounded by rocket fire, while a teenage boy was mildly hurt as he ran for cover. A house in the coastal city of Ashkelon was damaged

Gaza's Health Ministry said a 22-year-old Palestinian man was killed by an Israeli airstrike, and seven other Palestinians were wounded.

Israel Defense Force tweeted the following timeline:
🔺10:10am - Barrage of rockets fired at Israel from Gaza.
🔺10:15am - IDF strikes 2 rocket launchers in Gaza.
🔺10:30am - Rockets fired at Israel.
🔺11:00am - IDF strikes Hamas targets.
🔺12:30am - More rockets fired at Israel.