Hamas launches a missile from Gaza at Israel, causing one death and injury

Hamas launches a missile from Gaza at Israel, causing one death and injury

The Al Qasam Brigades, an armed wing of the Islamist Hamas movement, launched this morning against Israel an anti-tank missile that caused one death and two injuries, the Army clarified after initially reporting two shots.

The victim died some time later from his injuries, according to the media, which brings the death toll in Israel to six – one of them an Indian citizen – after this morning an Israeli Arab and his teenage daughter died from the impact of a projectile in the city ​​of Lod (central Israel).

The missile would have hit an all-terrain vehicle in the area of ​​the Israeli community of Netiv Ha’Asara, bordering the strip, the Times of Israel noted. At least two people were injured. One of them would be in serious condition and another suffered moderate injuries.

Palestinian militias continued to fire rockets in the area as the wounded were evacuated to hospital, in the context of the ongoing escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza, according to Ynet.

The Israeli Army had reported the firing of two anti-tank missiles today, but after reviewing the incident it indicated that only one was launched. Last Monday, the Islamist group Islamic Jihad also fired a missile at an Israeli who suffered minor injuries.

Since Monday, the Islamist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad have launched more than 800 rockets at Israel, reaching Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, while the Israeli army has responded with more than 500 bombings against the enclave.

The exchange of fire has so far caused six deaths in Israel and 43 Palestinians, 13 of them children, in the blockaded and densely populated enclave of Gaza.

The Israeli airstrikes, the most intense since 2014, are according to the army a response to the “more than a thousand rockets” launched by various armed groups from the Gaza Strip into Israel since Monday night.

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