Israel Calls Up Reserves

Israel is calling up more than 5,000 reserve soldiers to help bolster its defenses Tuesday as rockets continue to fly into its territory from Gaza, striking buildings and prompting warning sirens to wail in cities and towns throughout the region. 

The mobilization of the reserve soldiers "is for the continuation of operations and reinforcements for defending the home front," PM Benny Gantz said Tuesday, according to The Times of Israel. 

Since sundown Monday, 26 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, mostly by airstrikes, Gaza health officials said. The Israeli military said at least 16 of the dead were militants. During the same period, Hamas terrorists fired hundreds of rockets toward Ashkelon Israel, killing two Jewish civilians and wounding 10 others. 

Fresh rockets, launched by Hamas in Gaza, Tuesday struck an empty school in the coastal city of Ashkelon, where the Israeli military has been urging residents to shelter in place,  

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