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Israel: general says state is facing unprecedented missile attack

Members of the Israeli task force part of the Israel Army Home Front Command in Ramla on September 30, 2020 [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images]
Members of the Israeli task force part of the Israel Army Home Front Command in Ramla on September 30, 2020 [EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images]

The head of the Israeli Army Home Front Command, General Uri Gordin, has said that the state is currently facing an unprecedented missile attack.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Gordin said that since the beginning of the current round of violence last Monday, the Palestinian factions controlling the Gaza Strip have launched about 3,000 missiles against Israel. This figure exceeds the number of missiles launched in 2019 (570) and the 2006 Lebanon war (4,500 rockets within 19 days).

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ofir Gendelman, said earlier on Twitter that since the beginning of the current Israeli military offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Hamas has fired 2,900 rockets towards Israeli territory, although 450 have fallen short within Gaza itself.

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