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Gaza rocket fire kills Palestinian in Samaria

He was identified as Ali Muhammad Elyan, 34, from the Arab town of Baqa al-Sharqiya.

Ali Muhammad Elyan, 34, was killed either from shrapnel or a direct hit from a rocket launched by Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 10, 2023. Source: Facebook.

A rocket launched by Hamas in the Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian in Samaria on Tuesday.

The Palestinian—identified as Ali Muhammad Elyan, 34, from the Arab town of Baqa al-Sharqiya north of Tulkarm—died either from shrapnel or a direct hit, Hebrew media reported.

Palestinian reports blame Elyan’s death on shrapnel from an Iron Dome interceptor.

The Mayor of Baqa al-Sharqiya, Waleen Nathmi, told WAFA, the official Palestinian Authority news outlet, that Elyan died from falling shrapnel while standing in front of his house.

Six other Palestinians were injured by the rocket shrapnel, including two seriously, WAFA reported. Surrounding buildings and homes in the area were also damaged.

Israel’s civilian population has come under consistent rocket barrages from the terrorist group Hamas since the start of the war on the morning of Oct. 7. Sirens have sounded from southern to central Israel, including Jerusalem, sending residents to bomb shelters.

The northern border also heated up on Tuesday.

The Israel Defense Forces attacked two Hezbollah observation posts in Southern Lebanon with artillery fire after terrorists there fired rockets at the Jewish state.

“Around 15 launches were detected from Lebanese territory, air-defense fighters succesfully intercepted four launches, ten launches fell in Lebanese territory,” the IDF tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

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