Rocket barrage on southern Israel

Gaza terrorists fire at least 14 rockets at Sderot and the area. Some of them intercepted by Iron Dome.

Elad Benari, Canada, | updated: 00:02

Rocket attacks
Rocket attacks
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Gaza terrorists fired at least 14 rockets in four different barrages towards the city of Sderot and the area on Friday night, shattering the calm of the Sabbath.

Around 10:00 p.m. local time, “red alert” sirens were heard in the Sderot and Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, the first in a series of sirens heard in the area.

The IDF confirmed that 10 to 12 launchings were identified toward southern Israel. Some of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

The remaining rockets are believed to have exploded in open regions.

There were no reports of physical injuries, but at least seven people in Sderot were treated for shock. There were no reports of damages.

On Wednesday, at around 11:15 p.m., a rocket was fired from Gaza at the Eshkol Regional Council in the Gaza envelope.

The IDF's Iron Dome aerial defense system launched one interceptor towards the projectile, but the rocket was not intercepted and exploded in an open area.

No physical injuries or damages were reported.

IDF aircraft later retaliated by attacking eight terrorist targets in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)


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