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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening, (Monday, 12 November, 2018) at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, is holding a security consultation with the Minister of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff and senior members of the defense establishment and the IDF. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening, (Monday, 12 November, 2018) at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, is holding a security consultation with the Minister of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff and senior members of the defense establishment and the IDF. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

Rocket Barrage From Gaza Hits Bus And Homes in Southern Israel

On Monday evening in Israel, more than 100 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. One struck a bus traveling near the border with Gaza. The IDF reports that a 19-year-old Israel standing near the bus was seriously injured.

According to the IDF, the Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted some missiles, while others have struck Israeli homes and buildings near the border. The IDF said it has responded by launching strikes against terror targets in Gaza.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening, (Monday, 12 November, 2018) at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, is holding a security consultation with the Minister of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff and senior members of the defense establishment and the IDF. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening, (Monday, 12 November, 2018) at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, is holding a security consultation with the Minister of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff and senior members of the defense establishment and the IDF. Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

The latest barrage of rockets comes following the death of an Israeli special-forces soldier who was killed during a covert mission in the Gaza Strip during the late Sunday night/early Monday morning hours, reports JNS.org. The soldier, identified only as Lt. Col. M, was purportedly on an intelligence-gathering mission that went awry.

JNS.org reports that the IDF stressed that the mission was not intended to kidnap or assassinate any Hamas targets.

At the same time, the flare up along Gaza also comes just after a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was reportedly reached through Egyptian and Qatari-backed negotiations, JNS.org reports.

Keri Cohen

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