Rockets fired into Israel after air strike which killed Jihad commander in Gaza

epa07990993 A frame grab taken from CCTV video made available by Israel's national roads authority Netivei Israel shows the moment a rocket apparently fired from Gaza, strikes a road near the city of Ashdod, Israel, 12 November 2019. According to reports, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) has targeted and killed in Gaza early 12 November, Bahaa Abu-el Atta (Baha Abu al-Ata), a senior Islamic Jihad commander who Israel has accused of being behind recent barrages of rockets. EPA-EFE/NETIVEI ISRAEL HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Nearly 200 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Tuesday hours after an Israeli airstrike targeted and killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza in the most serious escalation of violence in months.

The Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement Tuesday that Abu el-Atta was the mastermind of many recent attacks against Israel and was a “ticking bomb.”

Via NBC News

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