Gantz: IDF operation against Hamas to continue

Defense Minister orders IDF to continue reprisals against terrorists as Gaza rocket fire continues Tuesday.

David Rosenberg ,

Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off to Gaza
Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off to Gaza
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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) ordered the IDF to continue “Operation Guardian of the Walls” Tuesday morning, as terrorist rocket attacks on Israel continue.

Gantz met with IDF chief of staff Aviv Kochavi, Defense Ministry Director-General Amir Eshel, the Military Intelligence Directorate chief Tamir Hayman, and other top security officials Tuesday morning, as terrorists operating out of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip continued to launch rockets into Israel Tuesday morning.

More than 200 rockets have been fired into Israeli territory since Monday afternoon, including seven rockets launched towards Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh.

During the meeting Tuesday, Gantz ordered the Israeli military to continue its reprisal strikes against terrorist targets in Gaza.

Gantz also approved a request by Public Security Minister Amir Ohana (Likud) to assign eight companies of Border Police officers to assist police in quelling Arab riots across the country.

Earlier on Tuesday, the IDF announced that it has struck more than 130 terrorist targets were hit by Israeli airstrikes late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

A total of 15 terrorists were confirmed as being eliminated in the Israeli strikes. The Gaza health authority claimed that a total of 24 people, including civilians, were killed in the airstrikes, with over 100 wounded.



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