Anti-Israel terrorists cells have caused widespread destruction across the nation this week as Palestinian protesters continue to clash with police.
According to recent reports, more than 800 Hamas-fired rockets rained down on major population centers in Israel, including Tel Aviv, in recent days.
Background on the latest attacks
The unrest has already resulted in multiple deaths, many injuries, and property destruction in various regions of the country.
Sirens have sounded for days during the continuing rocket attacks by Hamas even as the Israel Defense Forces retaliate with airstrikes on terrorist targets throughout the Gaza Strip.
In an attack in Askelon, two Israeli women were killed. For his part, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to match and exceed the raids perpetrated by Hamas.
He described a sustained retaliation on targets valuable to the terrorist organization and other jihadi groups supporting the ongoing Palestinian protests.
Reuters reported on Wednesday that at least 65 people have been killed in Gaza over the course of the recent skirmishes, with at least six fatalities as a result of the attacks in Israel.
Israel returns fire
Israel scored one notable victory in its retaliatory measures this week, according to Netanyahu, who said a top Gaza City brigade commander and another 15 members of the terror group were killed in targeted IDF strikes.
The latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas have been described as the most intense in years. Fortunately, Israel’s advanced missile defense system has intercepted most of the rockets being fired across its border.
IDF Capt. Ben Rosner touted the resource, explaining: “More than 1,050 rockets have been fired toward Israel and the Iron Dome has had an 85% to 90% interception rate despite the Hamas terrorist organization attempting to overwhelm the system.”
Social media posts reveal the Iron Dome system at work intercepting dozens of rockets simultaneously in scenes reminiscent of a big-budget war movie.
Other than dispatching an envoy to Israel as the situation escalates, it remains to be seen what role, if any, the U.S. will play in what could devolve into a full-fledged war. Former President Donald Trump weighed in with a statement criticizing his successor, asserting that “the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies.”