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Israel under attack: Hamas fires barrage of rockets, an anti-tank missile at Israeli civilians

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On Monday, while many Israelis were celebrating Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem, terrorists in Gaza were firing rockets at their communities. The sirens were seemingly constant on Monday evening local time.

The Israeli army says the barrage of attacks also included an anti-tank missile, causing an Israeli citizen to be “lightly injured” and transferred to a hospital for medical treatment. According to Channel 12, 3 children in Gaza were reportedly killed by rocket attacks “that went wrong.”

On a live CNN report, viewers could see the moments as air raid sirens blared in Jerusalem and hundreds of people ran for shelter.

Another clip shared on social media showed children and their mothers running from a playground in Jerusalem as the alerts sounded.

Hamas has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks and Palestinians in East Jerusalem could be seen cheering as rockets were fired.

In response to Monday’s attacks, the Israeli army has reportedly Hamas terrorists in 3 strikes. Later, as Hamas continued firing rockets, the Israeli army said it struck a number of additional terror targets, including 2 rocket launchers, 2 military posts, 8 Hamas terror operatives.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Found ‘Not Guilty’ On All Counts

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After three and a half days of deliberation, the jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts. “Jurors in the polarizing case said they had voted to acquit Rittenhouse, 18, of homicide, attempted homicide and other charges related to the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin” reports The Washington Post.

Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he  became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”

National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.

National Review reports:

“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.

He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”

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