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The latest: Hamas threatens to intensify rocket fire in Israel

JERUSALEM – Latest developments due to a new and intensive upturn between Gaza and Israel (all the time locally):8:55 Hamas…

JERUSALEM – Latest developments due to a new and intensive upturn between Gaza and Israel (all the time locally):


Hamas armed wing says it will intensify attacks and fire rays in Israeli cities Ashdod and Beersheba if Israel continues to carry out airstrikes in Gaza.

The warning was issued Tuesday hours after a rocket dismissed from Gaza killed an Israeli man in a direct blow to a residential building in the coastal town of Ashkelon. The rocket was fired after an Israeli pilot destroyed Hamas TV building in Gaza.

The spokesman for Hamas military wing, identified only as Abu Obeida, said in a statement that Ashkelon “has entered the fire area in response to the bombing of buildings in Gaza.”

He says Ashdod and Beersheba “is the next goal if the enemy continues to bomb civilian buildings. “

Of the three cities, Ashkelon is closest to Gaza.

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Israeli medical services say a man has been killed by a rocket that hit a apartment building in southern Israel and a woman was critically injured.

The stomach David Adom says the two were caught in an apartment in Ashkelon. It was hit by a rocket from Gaza early on Tuesday. It is the first accident in Israel from the most intense wave of attacks since the Gaza War 2014.

Gaza militants pummeled Israel overnight with dozens of rockets and the Israeli military responded with strikes against militant targets in Gaza.

The military says There were about 370 launches from Gaza since the current round began on Monday afternoon. About 100 of them were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System.

Israel has slaughtered over 100 militant targets in Gaza.

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