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Another Round of Escalation in Southern Israel Update No. 1 (IICC) Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) Source: http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/ipc_e265.htm Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (IICC Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (IICC Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
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1. The current round of escalation in Israel´s south, which began on March 9, has entered its fourth day. So far more than 200 rockets have been fired at Israel, about half of which fell inside Israeli territory (the others fell in the Gaza Strip or were intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome aerial defense system). Some of the rockets penetrated deep into Israel´s south (Beersheba, Ashdod, Gedera). The hits wounded two civilians and caused extensive property damage.

2. The IDF continues attacking rocket launching sites, Palestinian terrorist squads and terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of the current escalation 18 Palestinian terrorist operatives have been killed, 13 belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and five to the Popular Resistance Committees. Several Palestinian bystanders were killed

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