The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, launched retaliatory rockets against several Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, Sha’ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev, on Monday. According to reports, four Israelis were injured in Ashdod.
Palestinian fighters also fired several rockets into the town of Eshkol, injuring at least one Israeli. In addition, the resistance fighters launched attacks against a military base in the Negev Desert. More than 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, have been killed since Israel launched its onslaught on Gaza on July 8. Some 11,000 others have been wounded.
The United Nations says over 80 percent of the killed Palestinians have been civilians. Nearly 400,000 Palestinian children are in immediate need of psychological help due to “catastrophic and tragic impact” of the Israeli war, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Tel Aviv says 68 Israelis have been killed in the conflict so far, but Hamas puts the number at more than 150.