Over eleven rockets and mortars slammed into Israel overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, with one rocket directly hitting a Sderot home hosting a summer camp and another slamming into an apartment building in the city.
Two rockets from the morning barrage were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system and the others landed in open areas; damage was caused and some four people suffered anxiety. A military source said Hamas is directly behind the attack.
The rockets came amid mounting tensions throughout Israel and the Palestinian territories. On Monday, the bodies of the three missing Israeli teens, presumed kidnapped by Hamas, were found dead in a West Bank valley, and ongoing rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled enclave has hit the south in the past week.
In wake of the discovery of the teens’ bodies, a possible revenge killing against an Arab teen took place Wednesday. The possible revenge murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 16, sparked massive rioting in the West Bank. Tensions have further been strained by far-right Israelis who have called for exacting revenge for the missing teens.
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