Israeli Army Deplores Twitter Refusal to Publish ‘Repetitive’ Post About Sirens in Beersheba

Since 10 May, which witnessed the start of the largest confrontation in recent years at the Gaza Strip border, Palestinian militants have launched about 2,000 rockets toward Israel, prompting the Israeli army to retaliate with multiple strikes against the Hamas movement.

The israel Defense Forces (IDF) have complained that Twitter refused to allow it to publish a notification about alarm sirens sounding in the city of Beersheba, as it had already made such a post several hours earlier.

The IDF acknowledged in a subsequent post that “we are repeating ourselves”, but emphasised that this was a “reality for Israelis across the country”.

​This comes as Israeli planes renewed air strikes on Gaza early on Saturday, while Hamas militants responded by firing rockets into israel amid a fifth night of violence. More than 2,000 rockets were launched at Israel from Gaza over the past night, with half of them intercepted, said the IDF.

Sirens sounded across much of southern Israel, while buildings in the cities of Beersheba and Ashdod were struck by rockets. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Since the situation on the border between Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip escalated on Monday evening, around 1,750 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

On Friday, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Gaza Strip-based Hamas movement, claimed it had fired rockets at the Israeli airbase of Hatzerim, located near the…

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