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July 7, 2014 9:42 am

Hamas Claims Nine Militants Killed by Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza

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An IAF fighter taking off. Photo: Yissachar Ruas/ Tazpit News Agency.

JNS.orgAnother Gaza rocket was fired at Beersheba, southern Israel’s largest city, as part of a barrage of 20 rockets directed at Israel on Monday morning. No deaths or injuries were reported.

In response to the rocket fire, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck 14 targets in Gaza in two separate waves. The airstrikes killed nine terrorists, including seven Hamas operatives inside of a tunnel in Rafah, the Jerusalem Post reported.

On Saturday evening, Palestinian terrorists had fired a series of rockets at Beersheba and Ashkelon. The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted the rockets directed at Beersheba. Nearly 150 rockets have been fired at Israel since mid-June.

Saturday’s rockets targeting Beersheba were the first rockets launched at that city since the Israel-Gaza conflict of November 2012 (Operation Pillar of Defense).

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