Daily Israel Report

Gaza Terrorists Start Morning With Renewed Rocketfire

Total rockets since ceasefire breach edges towards 60 as Eshkol Region hit overnight; IDF hits 30 terror targets overnight.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 8/20/2014, 7:32 AM

Some 60 rockets have been fired since Hmas broke the ceasefire Tuesday
Some 60 rockets have been fired since Hmas broke the ceasefire Tuesday
Reuters

After terrorists in the Hamas enclave of Gaza breached the ceasefire Tuesday eight hours before it ended at midnight, firing a total of 50 rockets on Israel over the course of the day, Wednesday opened with a continuation of the terrorist aggression.

Just around 7 a.m. rocket sirens were sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council, with two rockets evidently hitting open ground. Roughly half an hour later a rocket exploded in the Sedot Negev Regional Council.

The IDF carried out airstrikes on Rafah near Sinai around 8 a.m. in response to the ongoing rocket attacks, according to Palestinian Arab sources quoted by Walla!.

In the late night hours of Tuesday night, two rockets exploded outside of a community in the Eshkol region; no injuries or damage was caused by the attack.

That attack followed a salvo of three rockets during the night, also on the Eshkol area, and also leaving no injuries or damages.

The IDF carried out airstrikes on 30 terror targets in Gaza over the course of the night, bringing the total number of targets hit since Gaza terrorists breached the ceasefire on Tuesday to a reported 60.

According to Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, the overnight airstrikes included an attempt to eliminate the head of the terror group's "military wing," Mohammed Deif.

Marzouk said Deif's wife and daughter were killed in the strike, but didn't specify the fate of the terrorist leader himself, who lost both his legs and one eye in several previous failed assassinations.

On Tuesday night, the breach of the ceasefire reached a peak as heavy rocket fire rained on southern and central Israel at around 11:00 p.m., including a rocket on Tel Aviv, and later shortly before midnight at least one rocket was also fired towards Jerusalem.