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IDF estimates that PIJ fired 80 rockets at Israel after terror group said it launched 100

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

A picture taken on August 5, 2022, shows Palestinian rockets fired from in Gaza City in retaliation to earlier Israeli airstrikes. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
A picture taken on August 5, 2022, shows Palestinian rockets fired from in Gaza City in retaliation to earlier Israeli airstrikes. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad launched some 80 rockets at southern Israel.

Nearly half of them fell short in the Gaza Strip. The IDF says 46 crossed the border, of which 33 were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.

The rest fell in open areas, causing no injuries.

For its part, PIJ said earlier that it fired 100 rockets at Israel following the IDF’s killing of a senior commander.

The discrepancy may be due to the possibility that some of the rockets fell within the Strip.

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