Israel: Nearly 200 rockets launched at Israel from Gaza Strip since killing of Islamic Jihad leader
Israel came under heavy bombardment Tuesday as almost 200 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the targeted killing of a senior Islamic Jihad leader.
Two Israelis were injured by shrapnel in the barrage of some 190 rockets since Baha Abu Al-Atta — the top commander of the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group — and his wife were killed in their home in the Gaza Strip, according to the Times of Israel.
Israel described Abu Al-Atta as a “ticking bomb,” prompting the terror group to declare that it will “rock the Zionist entity.”
Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel since taking power in the Gaza Strip in 2007, said the response to the assassination “will continue, but with wisdom,” according to the Times of Israel.