JERUSAELM, ISRAEL (Worthy News)– In response to over 30 rockets fired on Monday, Israel Air Force destroyed underground rocket launchers, and an underground terror tunnel. Israel also called up 1,500 reservists, in anticipation of an escalation of hostilities.
IAF strikes Gaza underground rocket launchers, terror tunnel amid heavy rocket fire
More than 30 rockets pounded southern Israeli communities on Monday, with one Grad rocket reaching as far as Beersheba. The Eshkol and Sha'ar Hanegev areas were heavily hit by rocket fire on Thursday morning and afternoon.
IAF aircraft struck three underground rocket launchers in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the fire. Palestinians reported that a 4-year-old boy was moderately injured in the air strike. The IAF later struck an attack tunnel in southern Gaza that was aimed at carrying out a terror attack against Israeli civilians.
Military source: 1,500 reservists called up by IDF
A senior military source has said that Hamas hasn't been stopping rocket fire into Israel and has even been taking part in the fire itself. According to the source, "Quiet won't be answered by quiet and therefore we're expecting escalation."
Rapid escalation in southern Israel; one injured in Gaza rocket barrage
More than 30 rockets were fired towards communities in southern Israel in the span of 30 minutes. One Israeli was injured by shrapnel in Ashdod. The heavy barrage was launched from Gaza, at the same time as the funeral procession for the six Hamas members killed in a tunnel explosion Sunday night.