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Daily Israel Report

Gaza Terrorists Fire Rocket Towards Jerusalem

The rocket fire continues: Iron Dome intercepts rocket over Jerusalem; no one hurt.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 8/20/2014, 12:02 AM

Rocket barrage from Gaza
Rocket barrage from Gaza
Reuters

A rocket barrage from Gaza on Tuesday evening targeted Jerusalem.

Sirens were heard in the capital and its vicinity shortly before midnight. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a rocket over the region.

There were no physical injuries or damages.

The attack on Jerusalem follows a barrage of rockets that hit southern and central Israel beginning shortly before 11:00 p.m.

At least one rocket reportedly hit open ground in Tel Aviv; another five hit open land in Be'er Sheva. Another rocket was reportedly shot down over central Israel.

Sirens were sounded in the Gush Dan region, the Shfela coastal plain, Ashdod, Be'er Sheva and various areas near Gaza.

Sirens were heard shortly thereafter in the city of Beit Shemesh and in parts of Judea.

Two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system over Sderot. Two more rockets were intercepted over Be'er Sheva.

Two more rockets exploded in the Eshkol region of southern Israel shortly after 11:30 p.m. They exploded in open areas, causing no physical injuries or damages.

On Tuesday afternoon shortly before 4 p.m., hours before the third extension of a ceasefire in Gaza was supposed to have come to an end, rocket explosions were heard in Be'er Sheva.

The last rockets fired at Israel by Hamas came last Wednesday night when the ceasefire was extended. That night, Hamas fired eight rockets between the three hours before and up to an hour after the extension went into effect.

On Monday trains to Sderot were cancelled over fears that the rocket fire would imminent resume at midnight with the end of the ceasefire, a ceasefire that was extended by an additional 24 hours.