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Missile Strike In Israel Captured During Live News Report

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Missile Strike In Israel Captured During Live News Report

A shocking missile strike in Israel was caught on film during a live news broadcast.

A fierce confrontation has erupted between the Israeli authorities and Hamas after weeks of tension in Jerusalem.

According to reports, 26 Palestinians, including nine children and one woman, have been killed in Gaza. At least sixteen of those killed, the Israeli military has said, are militants.

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A further two Israelis have also died, with health officials reporting that the majority of deaths have been caused by airstrikes.

Now, footage from a news report in the city of Ashkelon, Israel, has been shared online showing the moment numerous missiles were launched into the skies above.

In the brief clip, the journalist is seen speaking to the camera as a siren rings loudly around him and the sound of explosions echo above.

As the camera pans up, an Israeli-launched missile can be seen skimming through the air leaving a plume of smoke behind as it attempts to intercept missiles aimed at the city below.

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Several other missiles can also be seen flying across the sky as well, as the sounds of explosions echo all around.

These form part of the Israeli military's 'Iron Dome' defence system, which attempts to destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to 70 kilometres (43 mi) away.

According to reports, two women were killed after rockets fired from Gaza hit their homes in Ashkelon. At the time of writing, at least 10 other Israelis had been wounded since the violence sparked on Monday night.

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After those deaths, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said officials decided to 'increase both the strength and rate of the strikes' against militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.

He said: "Hamas will receive blows now that it didn't expect."

The neighbouring Egypt had been trying to broker a ceasefire between the two states, however, the cycle of violence quickly spiralled.

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Even before the two Israeli deaths, the Israeli military said it was sending troop reinforcements to the Gaza border and the defence minister ordered the mobilisation of 5,000 reserve soldiers.

The barrage of rockets and air strikes was preceded by numerous clashes on Monday between Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

This included confrontations at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a site which is sacred to both Jews and Muslims.

The current violence, like previous rounds, including the last intifada, or uprising, has been fuelled by conflicting claims over Jerusalem, which is at the emotional core of the long conflict.

Featured Image Credit: Reddit

Topics: War, World News, Israel, Politics

Dominic Smithers
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