MASSIVE ROCKET BARRAGES HITTING ISRAEL FROM GAZA - NOW
26 October, 2018
A sudden and massive barrage of rockets are being launched against Israel right now, from inside the Gaza Strip.
Witnesses on site tell me that "tens of dozens of rockets are being launched to overwhelm Israel's Iron Dome defenses."
This story is fast-developing. LIVE UPDATES to appear below. Check back . . .
UPDATE 5:28 PM EDT --
Video shows Iron Dome defense system being launched at multiple inbound rockets from Gaza. "Massive rocket attack against Israel."
UPDATE 5:51 PM EDT --
More video of additional Iron Dome interceptions of rockets fired from Gaza:
UPDATE 5:56 PM EDT --
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Hamas release statement stating they take responsibility for the rocket fire on southern Israel and that Israel should remember the “punishment on Beer Sheva”
Israeli Air Force now striking targets in Gaza Strip following rockets from Gaza fired into Israel.
UPDATE 6:59 EDT --
The Israeli military announces that a wave of strikes against Gaza IS ONGOING with fighter jets and helicopters.
Israeli warplanes HAVE STRUCK Hamas position near Jabaliya in northern Gaza.