Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel as cross-border violence continues
Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel on Wednesday, the second day of a spike in cross-border violence. The attack sent people rushing to shelters, although there were no reports of casualties.
The worst fighting in months began on Tuesday, after Israel killed in Gaza a top commander of the Islamic jihad, accusing him of masterminding recent attacks against Israel. In response, Islamic jihad gunmen fired about 200 rockets into Israel throughout the day.
Further Israeli air strikes on the militant group’s targets in Gaza killed eight more Palestinians, Reuters reports.
It appeared that Hamas, the main militant group that rules Gaza, was staying out of the fighting for now.