25 Rockets Fired in July into Southern Israel
New terrorist groups are venting their anger at Abbas and their own Hamas leadership by striking Israel on their own. These are affiliated with al-Qaeda and other global jihad groups, but not necessarily Hamas or Islamic Jihad, according to reports. 4 rockets had been fired in June. They're stepping up. Since January 2011, over 340 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza hit Southern Israel. Israel's IDF holds the Hamas terrorist group solely responsible for any firing from Gaza.
While running to shelter, and people only have a few minutes to get there, 5 people were wounded and had to be taken to Ashkelon's Barzelai Hospital.
The Israeli Air Force responded with a strike on 4 smuggling tunnels and one terror base in Gaza.