1 Israeli killed, 3 others injured by anti-tank missile fired from Gaza


JPost: Hamas fired a Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) toward vehicles near the southern Israeli community of Netiv Ha’Asara on Wednesday morning, after a night of intensive rocket barrages toward the center of the country.

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Shortly before the attacks, the IDF warned residents of the Gaza envelope to remain at home out of concern that Hamas might fire short-range mortars, ATGM’s or carry out sniper attacks against civilians in the area.

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An ATGM was fired towards a jeep shortly after the warning was lifted, severely wounding those inside. One of the wounded has since died, Magen David Adom Director-General Eli Bin told Army Radio. An additional Israeli was injured by shrapnel in the incident.

The terror group then fired mortars in an attempt to prevent the wounded from being evacuated; they were later evacuated from the scene and transported to hospital for medical treatment.

The incident came as the Israeli military continued to carry out waves of airstrikes targeting Hamas militants, including senior commanders.

Over 850 rockets crossed into Israeli territory after being launched from Gaza, and another 200 fell inside the Hamas-run coastal enclave. Several rockets have made direct hits on buildings and cars in Israel, killing five Israelis. Read More

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