JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The latest escalation in the attacks on Israel saw Hamas fire at least 30 rockets towards the Western Negev as well as targeting Ashkelon, Sderot, Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem. No casualties were reported in the attacks but a car in the Western Negev was hit by a cornet anti-tank rocket and went up in flames. One person was lightly injured by broken glass caused by one of the rockets.Click to get Text Message Updates right to your phone
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Hamas issued an ultimatum to Israel to remove its forces from Temple Mount by 6 PM. When the ultimatum ran out and Israel continued its presence on the Mount, Hamas fired missiles at a number of Israeli cities and regions.
Police immediately halted the flag parade which was taking place in Jerusalem to mark Jerusalem Day as well as all other outdoor celebrations.
Israel responded by attacking Hamas positions in Gaza. IDF airplanes attacked locations where rockets were being fired from.