Escalation in the Middle East: Hamas fires at the airport in Tel Aviv / Breaking News

The conflict in the Middle East is expanding. Also from Lebanon missiles have now been fired into Israeli territory. Israel’s army has intercepted three rockets on Tel Aviv – apparently they should take the Ben Gurion Airport.

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The conflict in the Middle East is expanding. Also from Lebanon missiles have now been fired into Israeli territory. Israel’s army has intercepted three rockets on Tel Aviv – apparently they should take the Ben Gurion Airport.

Hamas has apparently fired missiles at the Ben Gurion airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army began claims to three fired from the Gaza Strip floors above the city from. They were destroyed by the defense system “Iron Dome” (“Iron Dome”) in the air, said the military.

The Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and claimed to have shot down four launchers from M75 to the airport. Witnesses in Tel Aviv reported shortly after the air raid four or five explosions have heard.

The military command of the Islamist organization justified the attack so that at Ben-Gurion Airport is also an Air Force base. In addition, could be followed by further attacks: “We warn you to fly to Ben Gurion airport, because he is now one of our goals to be” the fighters announced on Friday.

The conflict between Israel and Hamas seems to expand. On Friday hit by Israeli sources also in the north of the country bullets. Several rockets were from the neighboring state of Lebanon were fired, shared with the Lebanese Armed Forces. Who is responsible for the shelling, was initially unclear.

South Lebanon is a stronghold of the anti-Israel Hezbollah militia. In the field, some Palestinian groups are active. Last year there were multiple exchanges of fire across the border. In December rockets from Lebanon had been smashed in northern Israel.

Israel, for its part, continued to the south of the country continued the attacks on Gaza with fighter jets and ships. At least four people were killed in the early morning by Palestinian sources.
The number of dead in Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip has risen to at least 100, according to recent Palestinian sources. Since the beginning of the Israeli offensive also had 680 Palestinians were injured, said the spokesman for the emergency services in Gaza, Ashraf al-Kidra, on Friday on Twitter. There were increasing reports of civilian casualties, including women and children.

U.S. President Barack Obama offered Israel to mediate in negotiations for a ceasefire in the conflict with the Palestinians. Should Israel launch into a ground offensive, the country is also the support of the U.S. can be safely revealed. After words of the U.S. ambassador Dan Shapiro Washington gives the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, the full backing in the event of a ground offensive in the Palestinian territory. “We will support Israel even if it should decide to send ground troops into Gaza,” the ambassador told the Israeli army station.

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