Hundreds of rockets were fired from Gaza this Tuesday targeting Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot and locations bordering on the enclave. Two women, one aged 89 and a Holocaust survivor and her Indian caregiver, did not survive the wounds they sustained in a direct hit to their home in Ashkelon. They were the first fatalities of the current three-day Palestinian rocket onslaught, which has claimed 70 injured casualties until now.
Hamas boasted shooting 137 rockets in 5 minutes on Tuesday– an all-time record claimed by the terrorist organization. The IDF counter-terror operation continued into its second day. The head of the Islamic Jihad’s rocket unit was killed in an air strike over Gaza City.