Last weekend, you recall, the Iranians launched a drone into Israeli territory that kicked off a wide-ranging retaliatory strike by the Israeli Air Force. A replay of that is happening right now in Gaza.
Earlier today, four Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade were on patrol east of the Gaza city of Khan Yunis
They stopped to investigate a flag on the Palestinian side of the fence separating Israel from Gaza and someone detonated an IED. Two soldiers are in critical condition and the other two received lesser wounds.
Four Israeli soldiers were wounded—two seriously—by an explosive device planted at the Israel-Gaza border earlier today; additionally, a rocket fired from Gaza hit a home in southern Israel; in response, the Israel Air Force struck six Hamas terror targets across the Gaza Strip. pic.twitter.com/nMUJMSnHPC
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) February 17, 2018
What happened on Saturday in Israel:
🔴Bomb detonated on 4 IDF soldiers near Gaza border.
🔴IAF stroke Hamas targets in Gaza.
🔴Rocket fired at Israeli civilians, no one injured.
🔴4 suspects spotted at the Gaza border, Israeli tank fired at them. pic.twitter.com/qBcVAZYQWq
— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) February 17, 2018
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) February 18, 2018
BREAKING/VIDEO: Moments ago Israeli jets launched fresh air strikes on militant targets in Gaza. Militants targeted the planes for the second time tonight which caused additional sirens to be heard. No rockets identified as of this moment. pic.twitter.com/cga7SZzNbL
— Israel Breaking (@IsraelBreaking) February 18, 2018
This Israeli house was hit by a rocket from Gaza tonight after Hamas fired at Israel. Fortunately, the family was able to get to the bomb shelter and no one was injured. pic.twitter.com/1OW7n923HI
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) February 17, 2018
The Hamas rocket attack on Israel does not appear to have caused any casualties or very much damage.
This is part of Barack Obama’s legacy. Hamas, which rules in Gaza, is now a subsidiary of Lebanese Hezbollah and Iran. Hamas is being developed by Iran as another front in their ongoing war on Israel now that they’ve achieved control over Syria and Lebanon. There have been rumblings that Israel may roll into Gaza to clean the place out. This kind of provocation by Hamas makes that likelihood much greater than it was a week ago.