Total 2,900 rockets fired from Gaza Strip till now: Israeli Airforce

Tel Aviv : Israeli Air Force said on Sunday that around 2,900 missiles have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel till now out of which around 1,150 were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

“As of 07:00 [04:00 GMT], since the beginning of operation “Guardians of the Walls”, approximately 2,900 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory, of which approximately 450 failed launches fell in the Gaza Strip. Iron Dome Air Defense soldiers have intercepted approximately 1,150 rockets,” the military posted on its Twitter handle.

Till now, several civilians and one soldier have been killed in Israel as the conflict escalated.

In response to rocket attacks, Israel has carried out airstrikes on military targets in the Gaza Strip, with Palestine reporting over 170 deaths, including more than 40 children.

The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on Sunday to discuss the ongoing hostilities between Israel and Palestine.

Also, EU foreign ministers will have an extraordinary online meeting on Tuesday to discuss the situation, EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said earlier in the day.