(FOX NEWS) -- Militants in Gaza sent a barrage of at least 50 rockets over the border into Tel Aviv early Tuesday, vowing further revenge after the Israeli military carried out a pair of targeted airstrikes on senior Islamic jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria.
“The response to this crime will have no limits,” Islamic Jihad said in a statement.
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An Israeli airstrike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife in their home in eastern Gaza Tuesday, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said. The target was a "ticking time bomb" responsible for a number of recent rocket attacks on southern Israel and claimed that he was actively planning new attacks, Conricus said.