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    Palestinian Militants Fired About 300 Rockets at Israel, Israeli Army Says

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    Israeli army said that over 300 rockets have been launched by Palestinian militants at Southern Israel with tens of them intercepted by Israel.

    Israeli military have registered about 300 missile launches from Gaza Strip and managed to intercept dozens of them, Israeli army press service reported.

    “As of now, about 300 rocket launches from the Gaza Strip at Israel have been detected. Dozens of rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome air and missile defense system," the IDF said in a statement.

    Air-raid warning sirens continue to sound throughout the south of the country, warning residents of the continuation of Palestinian shelling, according to a report by Sputnik correspondent from Israel.

    Later, Israel’s Ambulance Service said on Tuesday that at least 34 Israelis were hospitalized with injures and in stressful condition following the Palestinian militant shelling of the Israeli southern territories.

    “From 16:30 to 23:30 [14:30 – 21:30 GMT] our brigades have provided assistance to 34 victims in Shaar Ha-Negev, Ashkelon and Sderot,” the service said.

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    In response to the Palestinian shelling, the Israeli military attacked over 70 militant targets in the Gaza Strip from the ground and the air. According to local doctors, three Gaza Strip residents died in Israeli strikes. One of the Israeli airstrikes specifically targeted the Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV station.

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