Over 4,000 missiles launched at Israel since May 10

Source : 112 Ukraine

About 90% of the fallen missiles that aimed residential areas, were intercepted by the Iron Dome air-defense system
12:14, 20 May 2021

Missiles shot down in Israel, May 2021
Times of Israel

Over 4,000 missiles were launched at the territory of Israel from the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on May 10 as reported.

“The press service of the Israel Defense Forces published an estimation, according to which, since the beginning of the conflict’s escalation (May 10) from Gaza, at the Israeli territory, about 4,070 missiles were launched; 610 of them (15%) fell in the territory of the strip. About 90% of the fallen missiles that aimed at residential areas, were intercepted by Iron Dome air-defense system,” the message said.

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In its turn, since the beginning of the operation, Israel attacked about 1,500 targets in the Gaza Strip. The network of underground communications of Hamas was destroyed. Totally, about 100 km of tunnels were destroyed.

Meanwhile, mass media reported that the last night in Israel was relatively calm, without alarms. The calm was observed amid the talks about the possible agreement of Israel and Hamas on the ceasefire. The agreement can come into force on Thursday evening.

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Israel also has stated that it has no time frames for cease of military actions in the Gaza Strip.

As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. Hamas movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city.

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Earlier, Israel Defense Forces reported about 2,900 missiles launched by Hamas at the Israeli territory.

The new escalation stage is observed between Israeli and Palestine caused by clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at Temple Mount in Jerusalem and consideration of the remove of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem by the Supreme Court of Israel. As a result, the Supreme Court of Israel made a decision to postpone the consideration of the case.


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