Terrorists fire barrage of rockets on southern Israel

Iron Dome intercepts rocket over Sderot. Sirens also sounded in Eshkol. Eight rockets have been fired at the south since Thursday.

Elad Benari, Canada , | updated: 23:24

Rockets launched from Gaza into Israel
Rockets launched from Gaza into Israel
Reuters

Red Color sirens were sounded on Friday evening, around 10:40 p.m., in the Eshkol Regional Council, located near the Gaza border.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed that one rocket was fired from Gaza towards the area.

The attack was the third rocket attack in one day on southern Israel and the eighth rocket that has been fired towards the south since Thursday.

Earlier, around 8:20 p.m., sirens were sounded in the city of Sderot and other communities near the Gaza border.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed that a rocket was fired from Gaza toward the area and was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

There were no physical injuries but minor damage was reported to homes in Sderot, likely as a result of the interceptors.

On Friday afternoon, three mortar shells were fired from Gaza toward the Eshkol region in southern Israel.

One of the shells was intercepted by the Iron Dome, while the other two exploded in open areas.

On Thursday evening, Gaza terrorists fired three rockets at southern Israel. Red Color sirens were heard just after 11:25 p.m. in Sderot, Sapir College, Gevim, Ibim and Nir Am in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council.

The IDF confirmed that three launches were identified, and that the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System intercepted two of them mid-air.

A three-week-old toddler was moderately injured after falling from her mother's hands in a stairwell inside a private home in Sderot while running to a protected space.

Hours later, IDF aircraft and fighter jets attacked a wide range of Hamas terrorist targets in the southern Gaza Strip, including an underground weapons productions site.

(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.)




top