Palestinian militants in Gaza fired at least 400 rockets into Israel late Monday; prompting Israeli forces to launch a series of reprisals and air attacks to take out targets suspected of housing Hamas-backed terrorists.
According to the Guardian, the United Nations and Egypt worked furiously overnight to broker a cease-fire as the prospect of all-out war rises throughout the region.
“Israel’s military said about 400 rockets and mortars had been fired from Gaza since Monday afternoon, possibly the highest concentration launched in such a period from the enclave, and its warplanes had carried out more than 100 bombings,” writes the Guardian.
🚨Sirens sounded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. pic.twitter.com/gOzRFlaL54
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“The escalation in the past 24 hours is extremely dangerous and reckless,” said the UN envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “Rockets must stop, restraint must be shown by all.”