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Operation Protective Edge - Live War Blog - July 8, 2014

July 8th 2014

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11:00 PM ET July 8, 2014. Seaborne raiders from Gaza were killed in a firefight with Israeli defense forces just north of the Gaza border in Israel. Four Hamas terrorists were on their way to Kibbutz Zikim when they were met by Givati infantry brigade. -Israel National News.

10:56 PM ET July 8, 2014. Israeli air strike in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza kills senior military commander of Al-Quds Brigade of Islamic Jihad in night raid. Six people killed, including two children. -- Israel National News.

9:41 PM ET July 8, 2014. Eyewitnesses tell The Cutting Edge News that no air raid sirens have been heard over Jerusalem for the last 9 hours.

9:09 PM ET July 8, 2014. Residents of southern Israel encounter garbage-strewn bomb shelters and are exposed to Hamas rocket fire. -- Times of Israel.

8:54 PM ET July 8, 2014. Overnight Israeli airstrikes killed at least nine Hamas militants in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Islamist group, as tensions soar in the region in the aftermath of last week’s grisly murder of a Palestinian teenager. -- France24

8:46 PM ET July 8, 2014. Israel goes on the offensive against Hamas targets in Gaza. At least 27 dead and more than 100 wounded in air strikes in an operation that Israel promises will be lengthy. -- Al Jazeera.

8:41 PM ET July 8, 2014. Israel launches new Gaza airstrikes, reportedly intercepts rocket targeting Tel Aviv. -Fox News.

8:31 PM ET July 8, 2014. Syrian-made M302 rocket fired by Hamas at Hadera. -Jerusalem Post.

Recap of July 8, 2014 news: Terrorists fired about 160 rockets from Gaza into Israel, including a salvo of some 20-30 rockets - some of which reached the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted about 40 of the projectiles. Israel's air forces targeted 240 sites in the Gaza Strip in response. - Jerusalem Post


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