Jerusalem, 15 Ramadan 1435/13 July 2014 (MINA) – The Israeli army said Saturday that it has hit 1,160 targets in the Gaza Strip since Monday, while the Palestinians fired a total of 689 rockets at Israeli cities.
“Overnight, the IDF [army] over 60 terror targets, making a total of 1,160 since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge,” the army wrote on its Twitter account, Anadolu Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The army said that Palestinian group Hamas fired over 689 rockets at Israeli cities in four days.
“That’s about one rocket every 10 minutes,” it added.
At least 121 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured since Monday when Israel launched a military offensive – dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” – with the stated aim of staunching rocket fire from Gaza.
It has continued to pound the territory with airstrikes, while ground troops remain massed on the Gaza Strip’s borders in advance of a possible ground assault.
Gaza-based resistance factions, meanwhile, have continued to fire rockets into Israel in response to the unrelenting airstrikes. (T/P09/E01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)