Woman killed, dozens wounded in unprecedented rocket barrage on central Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups will “pay a dear price” for their attacks on central and southern Israel.
“Their blood is on their hands,” Netanyahu says of the terror groups’ leadership.
The prime minister says the military has so far struck hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip and will continue to conduct raids in the enclave.
Netanyahu calls on Israelis to follow all safety instructions issued by authorities.
Israeli clashes with Palestinians turn deadly as Jerusalem tensions spread
At least 28 Palestinians, including 10 children, and three Israelis have been killed as tensions in Jerusalem escalated into airstrikes and exchanges of rocket fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip that reached as far as Tel Aviv Tuesday.
The clashes prompted international calls for calm and raised fears that the situation could ignite into a wider conflict.
Rockets Hit Tel Aviv, Gaza Block Collapses After Israeli Strike
A 13-story residential block in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday night after being hit by an Israeli air strike, witnesses said, and three people were wounded in a retaliatory rocket attack from Gaza on Tel Aviv.
Video footage showed three plumes of thick, black smoke rising from the Gaza tower, its upper stories still intact as they fell.