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More than 100 rockets fired at southern and central Israel, IDF retaliates, as Operations Continue

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Update from Israeli media Saturday Evening in Israel

These are the casualties on the Israeli side as of Saturday evening: 

Israel’s national emergency service said it treated and hospitalized 21 people, including two lightly injured from shrapnel, 13 lightly injured while racing to shelters, and six others with anxiety attacks.

Gantz: Islamic Jihad leaders, who reside abroad, are ‘disconnected’ from ordinary Gazans 

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz says that “the leaders of the Islamic Jihad are lounging in hotels in Tehran, Syria and Lebanon and they are disconnected from the Palestinian people and they seriously harm the lives of the Gazan people.

The official further added that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, a known supporter of Islamic Jihad, “will not pay the salaries of the Gazan people.”

Egypt proposes temporary ceasefire between Israel, PIJ

Egyptian negotiators proposed a temporary ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to Channel 13 News.

The report said the pause in hostilities would be an opportunity for a longer-lasting ceasefire to be negotiated.

Cairo’s proposed deal came as Operation Breaking Dawn nears its 24-hour mark.

PIJ says 60 rockets fired at Israel since Saturday morning

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s militant wing said 60 rockets were launched at Israel since Saturday morning.

It added that the projectiles were fired at Ben-Gurion International Airport in central Israel, and at the southern cities of Ashdod, Beersheba, Ashkelon, and Netivot.

“We’ve launched a campaign against the Israeli aggression and the Islamic Jihad fighters are prepared to continue the war,” the organization said in a statement.

Report: Israeli army strikes five-story building in Gaza, warned occupants prior

Palestinian media reported that a five-story building in Gaza City was struck by Israeli fighter jets.

The airstrike came after a “knock on roof” warning drone strike, in an effort to allow people in the building to flee, the reports said.

(A7) Terrorists from Gaza fired a barrage of dozens of rockets toward Israel on Friday evening, including a barrage towards central Israel.

Around 9:00 p.m., sirens were sounded throughout southern Israel, including in Ashdod, Yavne, Sderot and other communities located near the Gaza border.

The sirens then extended to central Israel, being heard in the cities of Rishon Lezion, Bat Yam and Holon, not far from Tel Aviv.

The Iron Dome anti-missile system was activated following the barrages. There are no reports of physical injuries or damages at this time.

Another barrage of rockets was fired towards communities located near the Gaza border shortly after 10:00 p.m.

IDF officials estimated that as of 10:25 p.m., the Islamic Jihad fired at least 100 rockets toward Israel, of which at least 60 entered Israeli territory and at least 33 were intercepted by the Iron Dome.

The sirens continued into the night as barrages continued to target southern Israel.

The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing the rockets, and announced that “this is an open campaign and not limited only to the Gaza Strip.”

Following the rocket fire, the IDF retaliated by attacking terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.

The rocket attacks came hours after Israel launched Operation Breaking Dawn, which began when the IDF eliminated senior Islamic Jihad commander Tayseer al-Jabari.

15 other terrorists were killed, according to the IDF.

Later, an IDF aircraft attacked and destroyed a rocket launching site of the Islamic Jihad in Khan Yunis.

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