JERUSALEM (Worthy News)– Israel killed three of Hamas' senior commanders in overnight strikes as at least 168 rockets were launched at Israel since midnight breaking the previous high of 154 rockets fired in a day. Meanwhile, Israeli ministers called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to wage a 'war of attrition' with Hamas, but to overwhelm the terrorist organization with military force.
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Hamas admits to kidnapping three Israeli teens – Ynet News
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Gaza rocket fire hits new heights: 168 launched in one day – Ynet News
Gaza militants resumed their rocket fire campaign against Israel on Wednesday, with at least 168 rockets launched at Israel since last midnight. Rockets were fired at central Israel Wednesday evening, and over 35 missiles exploded in Eshkol Regional Council in the south, which was the central target for Gaza militants throughout the day. Some 23 rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome.
Hamas keeps up rocket pressure on Israel; man seriously hurt along Gaza border – Ynet News
Israel came under heavy rocket fire again Thursday, two days after terrorist groups in Gaza breached a ceasefire agreement hours before it was due to expire and a new one expected to take its place.
Israel confirms it killed two senior Hamas commanders – Times of Israel
Two senior Hamas commanders, including the head of Hamas's southern command in the Gaza Strip, were killed in Rafah Wednesday night, both Israel and Hamas confirmed Thursday morning.
"The strike was the result of intelligence and operational activities, which led to the detection and attack on two central operatives from the heart of Hamas's military leadership," the Shin Bet security service said in a statement.
Ya'alon: IDF will continue to strike Hamas leaders at any time and place – Jerusalem Post
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Thursday that the Hamas commanders killed by the IDF overnight "were responsible for severe terror attacks against Israel's citizens and IDF soldiers, including the kidnapping of Gilad Schalit."
Qatar blamed for collapse of Gaza ceasefire talks – Ynet News
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Liberman warns of 'war of attrition' with Hamas – Times of Israel
After Hamas renewed its rocket fire on Israel and talks in Cairo over a framework for a ceasefire were put on hold, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday that Israel must avoid being dragged by Hamas into a "war of attrition" in the Gaza Strip. In a Facebook post, he called on Israel to overwhelm Hamas.