Death Toll in Gaza Strikes Rises to 22
OREANDA-NEWS. The number of victims of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip increased to 22, among them were nine children and one woman. A little earlier it was reported about twenty dead. It is reported that the shelling of Israel from the Gaza Strip did not stop for more than ten hours. Hundreds of people were injured.
As stated by the representative of the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian enclave, Ashraf al-Kidra, 106 people were injured.
As reported, the night before the largest escalation in years on the borders of the Palestinian enclave started. For more than ten hours, shelling of Israel from the Gaza Strip did not stop. Hundreds of people were injured.
The press service of the Israeli army reported that more than 200 missiles were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, 90% of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
In response, the Israeli military hit 130 military targets of Palestinian groups in the sector, eliminating 15 militants, as RIA Novosti reported.
The press service of the Israeli army noted that about a third of the rockets launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in the Palestinian enclave, not reaching the separation fence with Israel, which could lead to destruction and loss among the Palestinians.