Hamas spokesman Abu Ubaida released a statement on Saturday evening claiming the terror group has fired hundreds of rockets towards Israel and brought down an Israeli fighter plane.
“We managed to fire over 900 rockets, and take down an IDF drone and fighter plane.” Ubaida said, according to Ynet News.
IDF forces began their assault on Gaza after Palestinians launched hundreds of rockets towards IDF targets and populated cities on Saturday.
The Palestinian death toll has reached 42 fatalities and hundreds of casualties since Israeli forces began their air strikes.
Three Israelis died and 18 were injured as a result of rocket strikes on Tel Aviv, according to Khaleej Times.