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Another Night of Terror’: As Hamas Escalates Rocket Barrages, IDF Responds

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Tens of thousands of Israelis spent Wednesday night in bomb shelters as rocket barrages that began in the evening continued throughout the night and into Thursday.

Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired more than 180 rockets since Wednesday. It’s one of the largest escalations by the terror group since Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s 2014 military incursion into Gaza.

Several of the rockets caused damage inside populated areas. Several people were wounded from shrapnel in Israel and others were treated for shock.

Hamas attributed this round of rocket attacks to “Israeli aggression,” referring to Israeli soldiers firing on what the terror group described as a “military exercise” near the border, killing two Hamas operatives two days ago.

One Israeli official said firing live ammunition at the border will not be tolerated. The IDF said it had fired on the outpost in “error.”

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