Gaza terrorists fire three rockets at southern Israel

IDF confirms that two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, and a third exploded in Gazan territory.

Elad Benari ,

Iron Dome intercepts rocket
Iron Dome intercepts rocket
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Sirens were heard overnight Sunday, shortly after 3:15 a.m., in the Sderot area and the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council of southern Israel.

The IDF confirmed that a total of three rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory.

Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. A third rocket exploded in the Gaza Strip. There are no reports of physical injuries or damages.

Earlier, following a security consultation in the wake of the continued rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, the head of the Unit for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Maj. Gen. Ghasan Alyan, announced that the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip will be reduced from 15 to nine nautical miles as of 6:00 a.m. Monday morning and until further notice.

The decision was made in light of the repeated terrorist acts from Gaza against Israeli citizens in recent days, which constitute a violation of Israeli sovereignty.

"Hamas bears responsibility for everything that is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip towards Israel, and it will bear the consequences of the violence used against the citizens of Israel," said a statement from COGAT.

On Sunday evening, two rockets were fired from Gaza and exploded in open areas in southern Israel. There were no reports of physical injuries or damages.

Shortly before midnight, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that a failed rocket launch from Gaza had been identified. The rocket exploded in Gazan territory.

Between Friday evening and Saturday morning, 36 rockets were fired from Gaza towards southern Israel.

IDF soldiers manning the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted six rockets aimed at populated areas.

In response, the IDF attacked underground infrastructure and rocket launchers belonging to the Hamas terror group.