A barrage of rockets fired from the Palestinian Gaza Strip into the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on May 11, 2021.
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict continues to escalate, with Palestinian terrorist groups continuing to fire large numbers of rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Tuesday night (11). Several of Israel’s Iron Dome defense systems were working overtime to intercept them, lighting up the sky throughout the night.
According to Red Alerts-Cumta, Israel’s rocket warning system, the latest barrage of rockets has targeted much of Israel’s west coast.
A video released by the IDF shows an Israeli “Iron Dome” defense system working to prevent rockets from being fired at civilians, homes and cities.
Recent attacks have also targeted the area around Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s largest international airport. According to the Greek City Times, flights to Israel have been forced to Greece and Cyprus. Shipping inside and outside Israel has been suspended.
Over the Tel Aviv metropolis, the Iron Dome defense system intercepted dozens of rockets fired from Gaza.
“The Iron Dome defense system also intercepted rockets in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.
Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said the rocket attack on Tel Aviv was one of the most intense attacks, the worst and largest in years, on the heart of Israel. He said security was on the highest alert.
A woman was killed and another person was wounded in the central city of Rishon Lezion, The Jerusalem Post (Israel) reported. In Holon, four people were injured, as well as a bus driver who was hit by a rocket. In Holon, three people, including a 5-year-old child, were in “moderate condition,” according to the media outlet.
In response to Monday’s Palestinian attack, Israel responded with air strikes. At a press conference Tuesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated Israel’s commitment to defend itself against terrorist attacks, warning that Hamas and Islamic extremist groups will “pay a very heavy price for their aggression.
On May 10, 2021, Israel launched deadly air strikes against the Gaza Strip.
“Yesterday and today, the IDF attacked hundreds of Hamas and Islamic extremist organization sites in the Gaza Strip. We have eliminated dozens of terrorists, including senior commanders. We bombed Hamas command centers and toppled buildings that served the terrorist organization. We will continue our offensive with full force.” Netanyahu said.
“Citizens of Israel, we stand united against a reprehensible enemy. All of us grieve for those who have been killed, and we pray for the well-being of the wounded.” Netanyahu added.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz followed the prime minister’s words, saying, “This is just the beginning, the first in a long line of actions we have planned.”