In this Google map internet illustration, Israel’s coastal cities are within the 80 kilometer range. It includes Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel’s two largest cities. Pray for the people of Israel. Jerusalem is along the black line. All these areas are being covered by the Iron Dome defence system. It’s going to be a long night on this holy shabbat as residents have to run to bomb shelters or huddle under stairs.

According to the Jerusalem Post, more than 70 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern and central Israel on Friday night, hours after the IDF struck multiple terrorist targets in Gaza, killing a top Islamic Jihad terrorist leader as well as additional operatives.

Sirens were heard across a number of key Israeli cities as more than 70 rockets were fired at Yavne, Be’er Yaakov, Ashdod and Gaza-border communities. Most of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. The IDF was retaliating and striking additional targets said to be affiliated with Islamic Jihad terrorist infrastructure.

The targeting range was soon widened as rockets were fired toward the center of Israel including Rishon Lezion, Bat Yam and Holon. This is the deadliest escalation of violence in the region since an 11-day war last year.

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