Here is a summary of the information presented by Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich in an online briefing that I participated in a couple of hrs. ago. All of the information presented is already on-record.
- In the past 12 hours, 68 rockets launched by Hamas and other terror organizations from Gaza hit southern Israeli communities.
- 2 non-Israeli civilians working in a farm near Kissufim were wounded critically, and in addition 3 were wounded lightly. There was some damage caused to property as well.
- There were several terror sites that were targeted by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in response to the ongoing rocket fire:
– around midnight, the IAF targeted a terror squad ready to launch rockets toward Israel
– 05:00am- another terror squad ready to launch was targeted.
– 07:00am- Several launching pads were trageted.
– 08:20am – Smuggling tunnels and other terror sites.
- The Iron Dome air defense system has intercepted 7 rockets, with a high accuracy percentage.
- The Home Front Command has issued an instruction for the citizens residing in southern Israel to keep close to a shelter. In addition, children were instructed to stay at home and not attend school or kindergarten.
- the IDF hold the Hamas terror organization accountable for all of the events that occured in southern Israel, and for risking the lives of over 1 million civilians residing in the south.