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IDF says ready for ‘week of operations,’ over 160 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza

Soldier seen near IDF tanks stationed near the Gaza border on August 5, 2022 (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Soldier seen near IDF tanks stationed near the Gaza border on August 5, 2022 (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

The Israel Defense Forces says it is prepared for a “week of operations” and that over 160 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since Friday afternoon.

The IDF says there are currently no negotiations underway to bring an end to the violence.

The military says the Iron Dome missile defense system has demonstrated a 95 percent success rate at intercepting the projectiles fired toward Israeli towns by Gaza-based terror groups.

In a briefing to reporters, military spokesperson Ran Kochav says around 30 of the rockets fired by terrorists did not cross the border into Israel and landed within the enclave.

He says around 60 of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system and the remainder landed in open areas.

Kochav says “Tayseer Jabari is not the final target in Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” referring to one of the terror groups senior commanders killed in an IDF strike on Friday.

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