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Israel News for 8-10-18

Gaza Fighting
Since Wednesday night, more than 180 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza. Rockets hit the cities of Sderot and Ashkelon and many border communities. One rocket even landed as far as Bersheva. Seven people were injured in the attacks, mostly from shrapnel. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted at least 30 rockets. Most of the others fell in open areas.

In response to the rocket attacks, Israeli air force jets attacked more than 150 Hamas targets in Gaza. Last night they destroyed a multi-story building at the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City, which was the headquarters of Hamas’s interior security unit that is responsible for all security operations carried out inside Gaza and is considered to be an executive branch of Hamas’s political leadership. Witnesses said the air force fired several warning missiles at the building before the actual strike, to give people a chance to evacuate the building. Hamas claims that the building was simply a cultural center.

The air force also attacked numbers terror tunnels, military bases and training camps. Palestinians claim that 3 people were killed in the Israeli attacks.

According to reports, Israel and Hamas agreed to an Egyptian brokered ceasefire last night that went into effect at midnight. But communities leaders in the south are angry at the government for agreeing to a ceasefire instead of putting a final end to Hamas terror.

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Palestine Recognized
Colombia’s outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday that he would recognize the “State of Palestine”. The Israeli embassy in Bogota called the move “a slap in the face by a friendly country” and urged the new incoming president to reverse the decision.

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