Dozens of Israeli jets have struck Hamas targets in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have said. The airstrikes were launched in response to a surprise attack unleashed by the Palestinian armed group against Israel on Saturday morning.
More than 2,200 rockets have been fired from Gaza, according to the spokesman. Hamas claimed that it used more than 5,000 projectiles in just the first 20 minutes of its attack.
Rocket sirens have been heard in many places across Israel, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beersheba, and Ashkelon.
There were at least seven instances of fighting between IDF troops and Hamas militants, Hagari said.
At least 160 have been killed after Israeli fighter jets bombed Gaza, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, according to medical sources. Hamas fired over 5,000 rockets in an unparalleled Palestinian offensive against Israel. Each Israeli airstrike is deadly… pic.twitter.com/P8gyKOrBCy
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