Daily Israel Report

Rocket Fired from Southern Lebanon Strikes Galilee

Rocket strikes in Upper Galilee region; no injuries nor damage reported.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 8/23/2014, 10:40 PM / Last Update: 8/23/2014, 11:53 PM

Sirens sounded in the Akko (Acre) region and the Galilee on Saturday night, amid a constant slew of rocket fire on the Negev from Gaza. 

One rocket struck the Upper Galilee; no injuries or damage have been reported.

The IDF has now confirmed that the rocket was fired from southern Lebanon. Initial reports stated that the rocket hit an area near Akko, but updated information has corrected this to an unspecified point in the Upper Galilee. 

Since Operation Protective Edge began 47 days ago, at least nine have been fired into Israel from Lebanon; the Lebanese Army arrested several terrorists involved in at least one salvo on the Galilee, but also complained to mediating body UNIFIL after the IAF responded to the attacks. 

Earlier Saturday night, several volleys were fired at the Gush Dan (Tel Aviv) and Coastal regions; the Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv. No injuries or damage were reported. 

More than 90 rockets were fired into southern Israel on Saturday, with a focus on Gaza Belt communities. Dozens of rockets were fired toward Sderot, Ashkelon, Nahal Oz, Yad Mordehai, Be'er Sheva, and the surrounding communities; no injuries were reported. 

The most recent volley of rockets did hit the Be'er Sheva city center, however; one rocket strike in the major urban area was reported, and two additional rockets fell in open fields. No injuries have been reported, but photos are circulating on Twitter of damaged cars. 

The IDF announced Saturday night that it had attacked more than 100 terror targets in Gaza over the weekend, including 40 missiles, twenty military war rooms or offices of Hamas commanders, and several launchers from homes and mosques. 

An IDF official also stated to Arutz Sheva Saturday that some 70% of Hamas's arsenal has been decimated, according to the latest estimates.