Israel intercepts rockets from Gaza
Israel fired artillery and launched air raids into Gaza on Saturday morning in response to what it said had been scores of rockets launched out of the strip, escalating tensions after an airstrike killed two Hamas members and Israeli border forces shot two protesters on Friday, The National reports.
Gaza health officials said three Palestinians were wounded in one of the Israeli strikes on Saturday. Hamas-run Al Aqsa Voice reported that there was shelling in the north Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.
Israeli radio said that there had been air raids and shelling in response to 50 rockets in the space of about 30 minutes – some launched deep into Israel. The official Israeli military Twitter account reported a “heavy barrage of rockets being fired at southern Israel from Gaza.” It added that air-raid sirens were being sounded in towns across the area.