6 Israelis Killed, Over 1,000 Rockets Launched, IDF Retaliates In Gaza

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An Israeli firefighter works at the site where a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, hit the central Israeli town of Holon, near Tel Aviv, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Heidi Levine); An Israeli firefighter walks next to cars hit by a missile fired from Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Over 1,050 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip since Monday evening, with a huge barrage of rockets launched by Hamas in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

An Israeli was killed and three others were wounded later on Wednesday morning when Hamas fired a Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

Two Israeli-Arabs were killed after a rocket struck their vehicle at about 3:30 a..m. in an Arab neighborhood in Lod. The victims were a man, 52, and his teenage daughter, 16. The mother of the family was seriously wounded.

“Hamas missiles do not differentiate between Jews and Arabs,” Lod Mayor Yair Revivo said.

Another missile hit a home in Yehud, a town located near Ben Gurion Airport. The missile completely destroyed the home but fortunately, the family members who lived in the home were in their bomb shelter at the time.

A house in Yehud hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on May 12, 2021. (United Hatzalah)

Two women were killed in Ashkelon on Tuesday afternoon in two separate homes, one an elderly woman in her 80s and the other a foreign worker from India, 32, the mother of a nine-year-old son. “Her husband, her son, her parents are crying, it’s difficult,” her sister-in-law in India told Haaretz.

Sadly, she was in the middle of speaking to her husband and son in India via a teleconference call when the rocket hit.

Another woman was killed by a rocket on Tuesday evening in Rishon L’Tzion, when a barrage of rockets hit central Israeli cities near Tel Aviv. She was later identified as Leah Yom-Tov, 63.

According to the IDF spokesperson, Israelis who followed the instruction of the Home Front Command and immediately ran to bomb shelters upon hearing the sirens have mostly been unharmed from the rockets. Most of those killed or injured were people who couldn’t or wouldn’t run to a protected space in time.

Meanwhile, the IDF carried out numerous airstrikes overnight Tuesday and Wednesday morning in the Gaza Strip, Two senior Hamas leaders who were key Hamas intelligence operatives were killed in a joint effort of the IDF and Shin Bet.

The two were in a ten-floor high-rise building before the IDF destroyed it after warning the residents to evacuate. The building housed the Hamas terror group’s intelligence center, the West Bank command center, and a propaganda office.

Earlier, the IDF killed three other senior Hamas officials and decimated the homes of three senior Hamas leaders so that “when they come back up from their underground bunker they will see they have no home left,” the IDF spokesperson said.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


3 COMMENTS

  1. Out of the thousand+ rockets only four resulted in deaths.
    Out of the five Israelis killed only two were jewish.
    הנה לא ינום ולא ישן שומר ישראל

  2. a foreign worker from India Now that the wicked evil palestinians had the audacity to murder an innocent Indian, India with full power of 1.39 Billion people needs to come down upon the heinous palestinian with full force & wrath and absolutely unrelentingly obliterate these savage palestinians once & for all.

  3. Stop the Israeli BS
    Israel bombs empty buildings !!!

    They call ahead and tell the terrorists to leave and when they go out the bomb.

    Coward Israelis government speaks like lion but make its citizens run to bomb shelters like rats. Splineless israeli government could have ended this War long time ago, but like a prostitutes they romances with the terrorist.