Israel has faced the highest ever rate of rocket attacks on its territory during its latest confrontation with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas that controls Gaza, the army says.
Since Monday, armed groups in Gaza have fired about 3,000 rockets toward Israel, surpassing the pace during an escalation of violence in 2019 and during the 2006 war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, says Major General Ori Gordin.
Gordin, commander of Israel’s home front, presents a graphic to reporters with data of rockets fired toward Israel in past years and now.
During an escalation of violence in November 2019 between the army and the Islamic Jihad group, 570 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel over three days.
And in the 2006 war with the Iran-backed Hezbollah, a total of 4,500 rockets were fired at Israel over 19 days, according to the data Gordin shared with reporters.
Asked if the pace since Monday was the highest ever rate of rocket attacks on Israeli territory, Gordin said: “Not only do I agree, this is what I present.”