Israel hit with rockets: Defense system intercepts rockets, fascinating videos go viral

Tel Aviv, the former capital of Israel, has been hit with multiple Palestinian rockets. Riots have also erupted in the cities of Israel.

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Israel intercepted at least 90 rockets fired from Gaza Strip. Videos showing Israel’s defense system intercepting rockets went viral on social media.

However, the Iron Dome all-weather air defense system of Israel failed to intercept some of the rockets late Tuesday.

An Israeli oil pipeline was hit with the rocket igniting the fire in the area. Several other rockets hit Tel Aviv causing damage to infrastructure and vehicles. Two Israeli causalities were reported by the government.

Earlier on Tuesday, the death toll of Palestinian civilians killed in Israeli airstrikes on blockaded Gaza Strip rose to at least 28, including children amid an escalation sparked by violent unrest at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 10 children and one woman were among those killed in the blockaded Gaza that is controlled by Hamas, and 152 people there were wounded.

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Videos showing Israel’s ‘oppression’ of Palestinians helped gather international support for Palestine.

Hamas vowed to turn Tel Aviv “to hell” if Israeli continued to kill Palestinians. It claimed to have fired at least 137 rockets towards Ashkelon, Israel’s coastal city.

Israeli army spokesperson Jonathan Conricus said earlier said, over 90% of recent rockets from Gaza were reported intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Israel fighter jets and attack helicopters have carried out more than 130 strikes on military targets in the enclave, said Conricus. Israeli authorities reported that they have executed 15 Hamas commanders, while the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad confirmed two of its senior figures were also killed.

Israel also declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod after rioting by Israeli Arabs, as a conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants intensified.

The protestors set cars on the blaze.

Palestinian anger had already been stoked by weeks of rising tension in East Jerusalem, inflamed by a series of confrontations with police since the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in mid-April.

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The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century amidst the greater Arab–Israeli conflict. Various attempts have been made to resolve the conflict as part of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.