An airstrike by Israel hit the city of Gaza in Palestine Wednesday. The attacks killed the chief of Hamas’ military wing and eight others, according to a CNN report.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported 128 rockets had been fired at Israel from Gaza since Saturday, and 28 of those were reported by the IDF on Wednesday.
In addition to the eight killed by the Israeli airstrike, 84 were wounded and left 10 in critical conditions. The attacks came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Gaza of retaliation if there was an increase in rocket attacks.
The attack was condemned by Palestinian leaders. President Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency meeting with the Council of the League of Arab States on Wednesday. Additionally, the United Nations Security Council called for an emergency meeting.
In a press release, President Obama stated the United States continued support of Israel.