Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv (Wiki)
Hamas warned Israel it will begin targeting Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv with rocket attacks.
The JTA reported:
Hamas warned airlines to stay away from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, threatening to target it with rockets.
Friday’s warning by Hamas’ armed wing, reported by Reuters, came on the fourth day of Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza. The campaign, Operation Protective Edge, was launched after an intensification of rocket fire from Gaza.
“The armed wing of Hamas movement has decided to respond to the Israeli aggression and we warn you against carrying out flights to Ben Gurion airport, which will be one of our targets today because it also hosts a military air base,” Reuters quoted a statement by Hamas’ Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades as saying.
Hamas claimed earlier that it already had fired at least one rocket toward the airport, although no such hit was reported.
The terrorist group said it had issued the warning so that airlines could avoid injury to passengers.
Several rockets from the Gaza Strip were fired toward the greater Tel Aviv area on Friday morning. The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three projectiles. No injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, Hamas terrorists continue to shoot off missiles next to Gaza schools.
From the video: The IDF has targeted rocket launchers that the terrorist group Hamas placed next to a school in Gaza. The IDF strike caused a rocket to ignite from the school grounds. July 12, 2014.