Israel was attacked by more than 200 rockets on November 15.
“A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday and Israeli bombs brought the Palestinian death toll to 13 in a worsening military showdown after Israel assassinated a top Hamas military commander the previous day,” Reuters reported.
The newspaper ‘Haaretz” said, 97 rockets landed in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem on Friday. And added, that it was the first time since 1970 that a rocket had been fired into Jerusalem.
The day before Iranian-built Fajr-5 launched towards Tel Aviv. Analysts say it is the first time Gaza militants have deployed such powerful missiles.
According to the last news, for now twenty-eight Palestinians and three Israelis have died since Israel killed Hamas’s military leader Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday.
According to CNN News, ” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who leads the Palestinian Fatah movement based in the West Bank, is cutting short a visit to Europe to follow developments of “the Israeli aggression on the Gaza strip,” PLO Executive Committee member Saeb Erakat said.
Israel says it has called thousands of residents in Gaza to warn them of strikes and dropped leaflets in Gaza warning Palestinian civilians to “avoid being present in the vicinity of Hamas operatives,” the IDF said.
It also uses “roof knocking” — targeting a building “with a loud but nonlethal bomb that warns civilians that they are in the vicinity of a weapons cache or other target. This method is used to allow all residents to leave the area before the IDF targets the site with live ammunition.”
There were further Israeli air strikes on Gaza City overnight. Israeli army spokesman Yoav Mordechai said: “Tonight won’t be calm in Gaza.” after the government has put up to 75,000 reservists on stand-by and vowed to intensify its raids on the Gaza Strip.
U.S. President Barack Obama, in telephone calls with Mursi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, emphasized Israel’s right to self-defense and gave no hint that he was considering any new push for peace with the Palestinians.
Western leaders have appealed for both sides to stop the escalation in violence.