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Palestinian Authority/Gaza, November 12, 2018

Massive Rocket Barrage Launched at Israel From Gaza; Bus Directly Hit

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Israel came under a heavy rocket barrage from Gaza on Monday, a day after a deadly flare-up in which an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians were killed.

A mortar directly struck a bus in southern Israel, severely wounding a 19-year-old Israeli.

The Israel Defense Forces activated the Iron Dome missile defense system and intercepted several projectiles. Rocket sirens sounded throughout southern Israeli communities, including in Be'er Sheva, Ashkelon and Sderot.

A short time later, the IDF said it struck several targets in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, Palestinians had reported an Israeli artillery strike on the northern Gaza Strip, near a Hamas position. No injuries were reported.

The alleged strike came a day after a 41-year-old Israeli officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during an operation in the southern Gaza Strip.

At least seven Palestinians were killed, including a commander in Hamas' military wing. Hamas claimed that six of the casualties were part of its organization.

Also on Monday, the Islamic Jihad vowed to avenge Sunday's operation.