In the early hours of 15 May local time, Israeli warplanes continued to carry out air strikes against the Palestinian Gaza Strip, while armed groups such as the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the Gaza Strip continued to fire rockets at Israel.
At least 139 Palestinians, including 33 children and 21 women, have been killed and 950 wounded since fighting between Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas and Israeli forces began, according to a report released by the Palestinian Gaza Strip Health Ministry.
According to a report issued by the Israel Defense Forces on the morning of the 15th, between 19:00 and 7 a.m. on the 14th, about 200 rockets were fired from the Palestinian Gaza Strip, about 30 rockets failed to enter Israeli territory, and more than 100 rockets were intercepted by Israeli air defence forces. Two rockets hit the Israeli port town of Ashdod, one of which landed at a factory, causing a fire that caused no casualties.
In addition, a residential building in Beersheba, Israel, was hit by rockets in the early morning of the 15th, the building was damaged, but no casualties.
To date, nine people, including two children, have been killed in Israeli-Palestinian fighting on the Israeli side;