Tel Aviv, Israel


Israel has launched a series of air strikes on locations associated with the Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip area, after militants said to belong to the two outfits launched a series of rocket attacks across the heavily-fortified border this weekend, several news outlets have reported.

According to the New York Times, militants in Gaza fired a total of 250 rockets across the Israeli-Palestinian Territories border, killing a 60-year-old Israeli citizen, Moshe Agadi, when his house in the southern city of Ashkelon. Some rockets were intercepted by the Israeli army and others fell on open ground, the New York Times said. Several Israeli news media however gave a figure of 400 rockets fired into their country’s territory. Planes bombed Gaza City over Friday and this morning, with plumes of smoke spotted across the skyline, AFP (Agence France Presse) reports.



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