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‘More than 11,500 rockets launched at Israel since Oct. 7’

On Monday afternoon, shrapnel from a Palestinian rocket landed inside the courtyard of a school in Ganei Tikva, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

Israelis take cover on a road in central Israel as an air-raid siren warns for incoming rockets, Nov. 2, 2023. Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90.
Israelis take cover on a road in central Israel as an air-raid siren warns for incoming rockets, Nov. 2, 2023. Photo by Chaim Goldberg/Flash90.

Palestinian terrorists have fired more than 11,500 rockets towards Israeli territory since Hamas launched a war against the Jewish state on Oct. 7, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

As of 10 a.m. on Monday morning, 9,357 people had sustained injuries in Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis since Oct. 7, according to the ministry.

On Monday afternoon, air-raid sirens blared across southern Israel and the larger Tel Aviv area, sending as many as 4 million Israelis running for shelter.

The Israel Police said its forces were deployed in the affected areas to check for rocket impacts. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, the statement said.

According to local media reports, rocket shrapnel was found in the courtyard of a school in Ganei Tikva, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, cited Hamas as saying it had targeted Tel Aviv “in response to the ongoing crimes of the Zionist regime against… the Gaza Strip.”

For the first time since Nov. 11, incoming rocket sirens sounded in Beersheva and surrounding communities on Monday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

On Nov. 23, the Hamas-linked Al-Ayyash Battalion claimed that it had launched a rocket from the Jenin area towards the Jewish community of Shaked in northern Samaria. A video published by the group appeared to show a homemade rocket being launched from an olive grove.

“There was a failed launch of an improvised rocket in the area of the Menashe Brigade. The parts of the launcher were found in Palestinian territory near the village of Araqah. All attempts to launch improvised rockets up to this date have been unsuccessful,” the IDF confirmed in a statement to JNS.

The attempted launch followed others in recent months in Judea and Samaria, including one on July 27 when the Al-Ayyash Battalion, named after Hamas bomb maker Yahya Ayyash, fired a rocket from the Jenin area towards the Israeli moshav of Ram-On in the Gilboa region.

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