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    The situation remains tense after about 50 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Tuesday, while the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) carried out airstrikes, killing several militants.

    According to an initial report by the IDF, sirens have warned people about potential danger in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom and in the Shfela area.

    The alarms come just a day after a massive rocket strike against Israel, following the IDF's elimination of the commander of the group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Baha Abu Al Ata. The IDF suspected him of preparing a new assault against Israel, also noting that he was responsible for hundreds of terror attacks.

    Israel stated that its air defences had intercepted around 90 percent of those projectiles, but the country had to suspend classes in numerous schools for security reasons, leaving almost 1 million students at their homes.

    Following the Tuesday strikes, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called on Israel to stop the operations, appealing to the UN, because he considered the Israeli attack to be aggression against Gaza. At the same time, the enclave's Health Ministry also stated that at least ten people have died due to the IDF airstrikes.

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    • 20:00

      Israeli Woman Injured in Ashkelon Due to Rocket Shelling From Gaza - Ambulance Service

      "MDA Spokesperson Zaki Heller: at 15:36 [13:36 GMT] a report was received in the MDA's 101 Emergency Call Centre in the Lachish Region of a rocket which landed in Ashkelon. MDA EMTs and Paramedics are treating and evacuating a 65-year-old woman to Barzilai Hospital with minor injuries from glass", Israel's ambulance service (MDA) said on Twitter.

    • 18:34

      At Least 24 Palestinians Die Amid IDF Operation - Health Ministry

    • 17:19

      IDF Says Over 300 Rockets Were Launched in Two Days - Reports

      Approximately 360 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip to Israel between the morning of 12 November and 17:30 13 November, the IDF said. The interception rate of Israel’s Iron Dome was reportedly over 90%.

      The Israeli Army noted that about 60 percent of the rockets fell in uninhabited areas.

    • 17:09

      Additional Sirens Sound in Kibbutz Sufa - Reports

      Reports say that additional sirens have sounded in Kibbutz Sufa and Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

    • 16:55

      Sirens Sound in Areas Surrounding Gaza Strip - Preliminary Reports

    • 16:46

      Rocket From Gaza Hit Water Pipe in Eshkol, Causing Leak - Video

    • 15:44

      At Least 23 Palestinians Die Amid IDF Operation - Health Ministry

    • 14:55

      Israeli Chief of Staff Visits Gaza Division Amid Standoff

    • 14:15

      At Least 22 Dead, 69 Injured in Gaza Amid Airstrikes - Health Ministry

    • 13:20

      Islamic Jihad Group Rules Out Ceasefire With Israel - Reports

      "There is no talk about mediation. It is not appropriate to talk about that with all due respect to any Arab efforts [to restore calm]", Palestinian Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Breim told Hamas-affiliated media. "When we complete the response, it is possible to discuss calm".


    • 12:56

      Israeli Airstrikes Convey Message to Islamic Jihad Terrorists - Netanyahu

      "We are continuing to hit Islamic Jihad after eliminating its senior commander in the Strip", Netanyahu said during a government meeting. "He was responsible for most of the terror attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip in the last year and he was planning to carry out more attacks in the very next days".

      According to him, the message is "starting to get through".

      "They understand we will continue hitting them with no mercy. We are determined to fight and protect ourselves. If they thought the barrages or hits would weaken us they are wrong. They have one option", Netanyahu added, calling on Israelis to remain vigilant.

    • 12:13

      Death Toll in Gaza Rises to 18 Amid IDF Strikes - Health Ministry

    • 12:06

      Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets Over Sderot - Photo

    • 10:59

      At Least 12 Palestinians Dead, 50 Injured - Health Ministry

    • 10:41

      Sirens Sound in the Israeli City of Ashkelon Amid Attack

    • 10:13

      Israel Closes Kerem Shalom Checkpoint on Gaza Strip Border

    • 09:04

      Israeli Air Force Targets 'Terrorist Squad' Firing Rockets at Civilians From Gaza - IDF

      According to The Times of Israel, Islamic Jihad has identified the fighter killed in an Israeli airstrike earlier in the morning as Khaled Faraj, a commander in the group's central division.

    • 09:03

      Air Raid Sirens Sound in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, Southern Israel

    • 08:58

      At Least 220 Rockets Fired From Gaza Since Tuesday, 90 Percent of Them Intercepted - IDF

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