Four commandos with light injuries are evacuate to hospital; more than 100 rockets fired from Gaza over weekend.
Israel Navy commandos raided a facility from which Hamas fired many long-range rocket at Israeli cities, the IDF said early Sunday. During the raid, the commandos were shot at by Hamas gunmen, and returned fire. “The facility was hit and damaged,” the army said.
Four commandos sustained light injuries during the special operation. They have been evacuated to a hospital in Israel.
Earlier on Saturday night, two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel and landed in open areas north of Nahariya. Rocket alert sirens sounded in the area of the attack in Nahariya and Shlomi. No injuries were reported in the attack.
The IDF, in response, attacked the rocket launch zones in Lebanon with artillery fire.
Throughout the weekend, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza targeted wide areas of the country with barrages of rockets, firing more than 100 projectiles and wounding several civilians, one seriously, as well as causing extensive damage to several homes. The Israel Air Force struck more than 150 targets belonging to Hamas, and killed a series of its operational leaders in targeted strikes.
Rockets were fired at Tel Aviv and were intercepted by Iron Dome over the area following Hamas warning of the attack on Saturday night. Iron Dome rockets intercepted three Gazan rockets over the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.
Rocket sirens blared in Tel Aviv and the nearby cities of Ramat Gan, Ramat Hasharon, Bnei Brak and Givatayim.
Since the start of the operation on Monday night, Gazans fired some 800 rockets at Israel, of which 582 hit Israel, the vast majority in open areas. Iron Dome intercepted some 150 rockets heading to built-up areas.
The IAF has struck more than 1,300 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in that time, and is preparing to step up its campaign.
via The Jerusalem Post