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IDF counts 20 rockets overnight, 40 airstrikes

Some 20 rockets were fired at Israel overnight, with the Israeli Air Force striking 40 targets in Gaza, the IDF says Monday morning.

“Among the terror targets struck overnight was an ammunition and weaponry storage facility concealed within a mosque in the central Gaza Strip,” the army says in a statement to the press.

Twelve of the rockets launched from Gaza hit Israel in open areas and seven are intercepted by Iron Dome, according to the IDF.

More than 130 rockets were fired at Israel on Sunday, with 22 intercepted by Iron Dome. (Iron Dome only fires if a rocket is headed to a population center.)

“Over the past 24 hours, the IDF targeted over 12 terrorists involved in launching rockets at Israel,” The IDF statement reads.

Since the start of Operation Protective Edge on July 8, at least 980 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel. 200 rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome.

According to the army’s figures, IDF air, naval and special forces struck some 1,470 “terror targets” throughout the Gaza Strip, including 210 strikes on tunnels, 770 on concealed rocket launchers, 69 on “training bases and militant compounds,” 63 on weapons storage and manufacturing facilities, and other sites “used for terrorist activities.”

The army also reports figures for the continued flow of supplies from Israel into Gaza throughout the fighting, including 260 trucks containing over 4,400 tons of food, 900 tons of gas, some 3.2 million liters of diesel fuel and some 500,000 liters of gasoline. Some 500 units of donated blood also enter Gaza to compensate for shortages in local medical services.

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