The account for Israel’s Defense Forces says over 1000 rockets were launched at Israel from Gaza during a 38-hour period of terror attacks:
across central and southern Israel
This. Must. Stop. pic.twitter.com/Ki7e9HLdKJ
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 12, 2021
And if this number is accurate, almost 20% of the rockets landed in Gaza by accident:
Out of the 1000 rockets that Hamas launched from the Gaza Strip into the Israeli cities of Lod, Ashkelon and Tel Aviv, nearly 200 exploded inside Gaza itself leading to civilian casualties in Palestine.
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) May 12, 2021
Here’s footage of the Iron Dome defense system intercepting rockets over Tel Aviv last night:
RAW FOOTAGE: This is the moment the Iron Dome intercepted a barrage of rockets over Tel Aviv and central Israel. pic.twitter.com/8jl8OTgWCl
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 11, 2021
The terror attacks forced hospitals to shelter patients, including these newborns:
And moms who didn’t have shelters did the best they could:
But it wasn’t just rockets. . .
There were riots across the nation including in the Jewish-Arab city of Lod where synagogues were torched and Jewish citizens evacuated with a police escort:
This is getting lost in the news about Israel and Gaza, but there are currently riots taking place in a number of mixed Jewish-Arab cities across Israel, most notably in Lod, just miles from Tel Aviv. Jewish residents are being evacuated by police as synagogues are set on fire.
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) May 11, 2021
Here’s some of that damage:
As Hamas launches rockets into Israel, Israeli Arabs have been attacking their Jewish neighbors, from Acre in the north to Bedouin in the Negev. Here are photos from the ransacking of a synagogue in Lod, where there’s basically a pogrom going on since last night. pic.twitter.com/LLcUKhsTSz
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) May 11, 2021
Prime Minister Netanyahu declared a state of emergency:
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) May 12, 2021
One of the Hamas rockets that landed in Lod killed a 16-year-old Palestinian girl and her father:
#Hamas rocket kills 16-year-old Palestinian girl and her father in Lod/al-Lidd. Palestinians being killed both by #Israel in #Gaza and by Hamas in the '48 territories https://t.co/3ENrkeb6Mw pic.twitter.com/yYKCV9nlwr
— Alex Rowell (@alexjrowell) May 12, 2021
Khalil (52) & Nadin (16) Awad, Israeli-Arab father & daughter from Lod area were killed last night when a rocket fired from #Gaza hit their house.
Hamas terror targets Israelis of all faiths. Israel will never tolerate targeting of any of its citizens.pic.twitter.com/zK0kQJeHOt
— Israel Foreign Ministry (@IsraelMFA) May 12, 2021
Reprisal attacks against Hamas leaders were reportedly carried out as well:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
"I congratulate the ISA, the Air Force, Southern Command and the IDF for the operation that targeted senior Hamas commanders. Whoever attacks us – will pay a severe price"
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 12, 2021