Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says it has launched an
offensive operation against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and
a Palestinian official says Israeli airstrikes have wounded at least
nine Palestinians.
A Twitter statement from the Israeli army early
Tuesday says Operation Protective Edge is intended to "stop the terror
Israel’s citizens face on a daily basis."
The army says it was carrying out airstrikes early Tuesday in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday. It did not
health official Ashraf Al-Kedra says at least nine Palestinians were
brought to a Gaza hospital with light to moderate injuries.
airstrikes come after Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern
Israel late Monday, as the Israeli military rushed more forces to the