ESCALATION

30+ Rockets Fired on Israel

The unoriginally named group Islamic Jihad is taking credit for at least 30 rockets fired on Israeli communities near Gaza on Wednesday. The group says the attacks are retribution for an Israeli airstrike Tuesday that killed three of its members. No injuries from the attacks have been reported. Some reports from the region have as many as 55 rockets being fired. Israel’s Iron Dome rocket-defense system shot down three of the missiles.