Gaza militants launch mortars and rockets against Israel: Israel Update

Gaza militants launched their heaviest barrage against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war, prompting Israeli military response. On Tuesday 70 rockets and mortar bombs rained down on Israel and three Israeli soldiers were wounded by shrapnel. Israeli sirens warning of imminent rocket and mortar strikes sounded late into the night as Israeli aircraft retaliated, hitting 55 militant targets in the Gaza Strip, including a cross-border tunnel that was under construction. A senior Israeli defense official said that Israel was prepared to refrain from further attacks on Gaza if terror factions in the Strip also kept the peace. Here we've compiled the latest news and analysis on this developing situation.


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