IDF intercepts Gaza missile

Siren sends residents of Sderot, Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, running to bomb shelters. IDF: Missile launched from Gaza was intercepted.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 9:16 PM

Intercept over Sderot
Intercept over Sderot
Kobi Richter/ TPS

An air raid sire sounded Saturday night in the city of Sderot in southern Israel, as well as in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, an IDF statement said.

The IDF also said that one missile was identified as having been launched into Israel from Gaza. The missile was intercepted by air defense soldiers, the statement added.

A 29-year-old man fell and was injured while running to a protected area when a red alert was sounded in Sderot. Magen David Adom medics evacuated him to Barzilai Medical Center with a head injury.

Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli Air Force targeted a Hamas storage site, in retaliation for a rocket launched Friday night from Gaza towards the Eshkol Regional Council, located near the border with Gaza.

In a Friday statement, the IDF said one rocket had been fired from Gaza towards Israeli territory and was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.



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