ADVERTISEMENT

Over 25 missiles launched from Gaza to Israel

Over 25 missiles launched from Gaza to Israel

Published
Hot News Text
1 min read
GAZA, May 28, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Mohamed al-Radee
Gaza, May 29 (IANS) Over 25 missiles were launched from Gaza to Israel on Tuesday, the military said.
In a series of tweets, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) reported sirens being heard in the Eshkol Regional Council in response to a "barrage" of mortar shells fired from Gaza, reports Efe news.
"Following reports of sirens heard earlier this morning, a barrage of 25 mortar shells were launched towards several locations in Israel. Most of the launches were intercepted by the IDF's Iron Dome aerial defence system," the IDF said.
An additional siren was sounded and two further shells fired, the IDF added.
One of the missiles fell on a kindergarten half an hour before it was due to open, according to the Israeli radio broadcaster.
The IDF confirmed "several intercepts were made" and that "details were being looked into".
Tensions have increased along the border separating Gaza Strip and Israel since the start of the Great March of Return protests on March 30.
Some 121 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire, most of them during demonstrations and violent clashes.
On Monday, a Palestinian militant was killed and another was wounded by Israeli tank fire responding to a border infiltration attempt and gunshots from Gaza.
--IANS
ksk

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT