Israeli-Palestinian fighting is rapidly and dangerously escalating with Israel striking over 250 targets in Gaza and a missile from Gaza striking Tel Aviv area. More than 250 rockets fired by Gaza militants have exploded inside Israel since the beginning of hostilities.
The Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility for firing a Fajr-5 missile toward Tel Aviv that triggered warning sirens in the city for the first time since the first Gulf war 20 years ago.Following four days of escalation on the Israeli-Palestinian border at Gaza, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday by targeting and assassinating Ahmad Al-Jabari, the head of Hamas’ military wing. More than 18 Palestinians have been killed and 150 wounded in Gaza in subsequent Israeli airstrikes. At least three Israelis have also been killed during the missile attack.
CNN reported today that the IDF is now targeting Hamas weapons, storage bunkers, weapon labs and workshops.