Gaza Returns Deadly Rocket Fire On Israel

Rocket Launched by Palestinians into Israel

Five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli air strikes as militants fired around 250 rockets over the border, killing three Israelis.

The latest violence on Thursday brings the total number of Gazans killed to 13 in 20 hours of Israeli air strikes, which also left at least 120 people injured.

The fighting began when Israel assassinated Ahmed al-Jabari, head of Hamas’ military wing, with an air strike on his car in Gaza on Wednesday. Jabari’s son was also killed in the strike.

Israeli authorities said more than 250 rockets and mortars were fired by Hamas and other armed groups from Gaza as of Thursday afternoon, and its Iron Dome interceptor missile system had shot down dozens of the projectiles.

On either side of the frontier, people fled streets for cover.

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