IDF: Gaza terror groups fired 104 projectiles at Israel in daylong flare-up

The Times of Israel reports: “The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday morning said Palestinian terrorists had launched 104 projectiles from the Gaza Strip amid a daylong flare-up in violence, sparked by the death of a prominent Palestinian Islamic Jihad member while on a hunger strike in an Israeli prison.

Speaking to reporters, IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said the projectiles included rockets, mortars, and shoulder-launched missiles fired at Israeli aircraft over Gaza.

The Iron Dome air defense system intercepted 24 of the projectiles, marking a 90% interception rate of rockets heading for populated areas, Hagari said. Another 48 projectiles landed in open areas in southern Israel, 14 fell short in Gaza, 11 landed in the sea, and another seven had unknown impact sites.

Hagari said the IDF was investigating the circumstances that led to at least two rockets landing in populated areas, including one that hit a construction site in the southern city of Sderot and wounded three foreign nationals, one moderately and two lightly…”

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