IDF strikes Gaza, as rocket attacks on south continue; 1500 troops called up

The aftermath of an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, file photo

The IDF launched an airstrike at “three concealed launchers” in the Gaza Strip Monday, after over 20 rockets hammered Israel’s south earlier throughout the day. The Israeli airstrike targeted the Beit Lahia and Jabalya areas in the northern end of the Strip, Israeli Radio reported.

According to the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency, a four-year-old Palestinian boy was moderately wounded in the attack.

In Jerusalem, the security cabinet held a meeting to discuss a possible Israeli response to the ongoing barrage of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, a rocket launched from Gaza hit a chicken coop in the Eshkol region, causing damage. Warning sirens were heard throughout the region. A short while later, six more rockets landed in open areas in the region. No casualties were reported…

IDF to call up 1,500 reservists as it prepares for Gaza escalation: Israel’s security cabinet decided Monday after a three-hour meeting to escalate attacks against Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza. Senior officials in Jerusalem said that the ministers decided to refrain from a large-scale military operation for now, but ordered the army to prepare for significant expansion of the operation.

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing to call up some 1,500 reservists from two infantry brigades around the Gaza Strip as it prepares for the escalation, according to an IDF officer.

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