Over 5,000 Rockets Fired As Israeli Military, Hamas Conflict Escalates

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) announced Saturday that in response to the “barrage of rockets” fired at Israel by Hamas (mercenaries) from Gaza in Palestine, it is currently striking its targets in Gaza.

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu also disclosed that the country was “at war” on Saturday.

The IDF said about 2,200 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Saturday morning – a development Hamas quickly claimed responsibility for.

Hamas military commander, Muhammad Al-Deif, tagged the operation “Al-Aqsa Storm,” saying it “targeted the enemy positions, airports and military positions with 5,000 rockets”.