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Over 5,000 rockets fired as ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ begins: Hamas armed wing

Anti-rocket sirens sound in Jerusalem: AFP journalists
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More than 5,000 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Saturday, Hamas‘ armed wing said, declaring it had started “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood”.

“We decided to put an end to all the crimes of the occupation (Israel), their time for rampaging without being held accountable is over,” the group said.

“We announce Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and we fired, in the first strike of 20 minutes, more than 5,000 rockets.”


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