BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – It has been a long morning in Gaza as both the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas continue to exchange attacks after several hours of hostilities.
According to local activists, at least 17 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Israeli settlements near Ahkelon and Sderot.
Of the 17 missiles fired from Gaza, at least three of them were intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome defense system, the activists added.
The Israeli Air Force is now flying over the Gaza Strip as more airstrikes are expected to come.
The hostilities began last night when the Israeli Special Forces killed a Hamas commander in the Gaza Strip.
An intense bombardment would ensue after the Hamas commander was killed; this would result in one Israeli soldier and six Palestinians killed.