Rocket shrapnel in central Israel
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Israel entered its fifth week of war, which has been dubbed "Swords of Iron," on Saturday. The war was sparked on October 7th, when the Hamas terrorist organization launched a surprise attack by land, air, and sea. After a heavy barrage of several thousand rockets, Hamas terrorists invaded Israeli territory, infiltrating military bases and civilian population centers, where they massacred the inhabitants and took others captive. As of Sunday, November 5, over 1,400 Israelis have been killed, about 4,000 were injured, and at least 210 Israelis, including civilians, are in Hamas captivity.

IDF troops are continuing to eliminate terrorists in close-quarter combat and direct aircraft to strike Hamas terrorist infrastructure, weapons depots, observation posts, and command and control centers in the Gaza Strip. Overnight, IDF troops directed aircraft to strike a Hamas military compound containing command and control centers, observation posts, and additional terrorist infrastructure.

During the combined activities of ground, air, and naval forces in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the war, over 2,500 terror targets have been struck.

Live updates:

Sunday, 6:45 a.m.: Additional sirens were sounded in Kissufim.

Sunday, 6:10 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in Kissufim, located near the Gaza border.

Saturday, 11:49 p.m.: A short time ago, a suspicious aerial target was identified after crossing from northern Gaza into Israeli territory. The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted the target.

Saturday, 11:34 p.m.: The hostile aircraft identified near Sderot was successfully intercepted.

Saturday, 11:25 p.m.: Sirens sound in Or Haner, Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am, warning of incoming missiles.

Saturday, 11:24 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sderot, Ibim, Nir Am, Gevim, the Sapir College, Or Haner, and Erez, warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration.

Saturday, 10:50 p.m.: The Crossings Authority in Gaza announced Saturday night that the Rafah Crossing will open on Sunday to allow those who hold foreign passports to leave Gaza for Egypt.

Saturday, 8:47 p.m.: The IDF is currently striking Hezbollah terrorist targets in Lebanon. Details to follow.

Saturday, 8:04 p.m.: A short while ago, following the sirens that sounded in the Golan Heights, northern Israel, two launches were identified from Syria toward Israeli territory that fell in open areas, the IDF confirmed.

The IDF is striking the source of the attack in Syrian territory.

Saturday, 7:31 p.m.: A suspicious target was identified after crossing into Israel from Gaza, near Sderot. IDF soldiers intercepted the target.

Saturday, 7:16 p.m.: Sirens sound in Avnei Eitan, Nov, and Eliad in northern Israel.

Saturday, 7:08 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sderot, Ibim, Nir Am, Gevim, the Nir Am firing range, and the Sapir College. At the same time, warnings of hostile aircraft infiltration also sounded in those areas.

Saturday, 5:59 p.m.: Between the about 4:30p.m. on Friday afternoon and 6:12a.m. on Saturday morning, no red alert sirens sounded in Israel. Kissufim, near the Gaza border, had sirens at 6:12 and 7:28 on Saturday morning, and Margaliot, on the northern border, had a siren at 9:34 on Saturday morning.

At 9:35a.m. Saturday, sirens sounded warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration in multiple localities along the northern border, and at 1:42p.m. on Saturday, sirens sounded in Netu'a on the northern border, warning of an incoming missile.

At 2:30p.m., a missile barrage was launched towards the Be'er Sheva area, setting off sirens in Be'er Sheva, Abu Talul, Segev Shalom, Nevatim, Tel Sheva, Omer, Laqiya, Wadi al-Na'am, and Umm Batin. At 3:11p.m., warnings of a hostile aircraft infiltration sounded in Kabri in northern Israel, and a minute later, incoming missile alerts sounded in Avdon, Neve Ziv, and Manot in northern Israel.

Friday, 11:00 p.m.: Live updates are stopping at this time in honor of the start of Shabbat in North America, and will resume on Saturday night, upon the conclusion of Shabbat in Israel.

Friday, 4:43 p.m.: The IDF Spokesperson's Unit confirmed that, a short while ago, three aircraft infiltrated into Israeli territory from Lebanon.

One was intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array and the other two fell in an area in the north. The event has concluded and the incident is under review.

Friday, 4:27 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am.

Friday, 4:15 p.m.: With the start of Shabbat in Israel, Arutz Sheva-Israel National News' North American desk will continue to update the site.

Friday, 3:10 p.m.: Alerts of a suspected aerial infiltration in the upper Galilee.

Friday, 2:07 p.m.: Missile sirens activated on the northern border.

Friday, 1:52 p.m.: MDA Director Eli Bin reported that MDA EMTs and Paramedics treated two females with shrapnel injuries: a 30-year-old female in moderate condition and a 40-year-old female in mild condition, and evacuated them to Ichilov Hospital. MDA teams also treated several people injured while attempting to reach the safe room.

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Friday, 1:40 p.m.: Hezbollah announced that the organization has lost 70 operatives since the war began.

Friday, 1:32 p.m: Missile Sirens activated in Ashdod, central Israel, including Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, and Ramat Gan. At least nine missiles were reportedly intercepted.

Friday, 1:11 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery.

Friday, 12:48 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Sderot and the Gaza periphery.

Friday, 3:49 a.m.: The UN Security Council will hold an open discussion on Friday "in view of the difficult situation and the escalation in Gaza".

The discussion will be held at the request of the United Arab Emirates and France.

Friday, 2:47 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that the IDF attacked a building in the vicinity of Shifa Hospital in Gaza.

Friday, 2:43 a.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza border.

Thursday, 11:21 p.m.: A short while ago, in response to the launches toward Israeli territory over the past day, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure in Lebanon. Additionally, the IDF struck terror targets using artillery and the "Iron Sting" guided mortar munition.

Among the targets were terror compounds and infrastructure, observation posts, and technological equipment used to direct terror against Israel.

Furthermore, a short while ago, terrorists launched an anti-tank missile toward the area of Adamit, northern Israel. No injuries were reported. The IDF struck the source of the launch with artillery.

Thursday, 10:20 p.m.: A patriot missile system shot down an aerial target in the Arava region, near the city of Eilat, before it crossed into Israeli territory.

Thursday, 7:58 p.m: The IDF says a missile launched toward Israeli territory was identified and successfully intercepted in the area of the Red Sea by the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System.

The target did not cross into Israeli territory.

Thursday, 7:29 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in Eilat.

Thursday, 5:00 p.m.: Following the report regarding sirens that sounded in northern Israel, several mortar shells fired from Lebanon to Israel were identified. IDF soldiers struck the launcher from which the mortar shells were fired.

Furthermore, a short while ago, terrorists launched several anti-tank missiles and shot gunfire toward an IDF post in the area of Metula in northern Israel. IDF soldiers are currently responding with tanks and artillery fire toward the sources of fire.

In addition, a short while ago, the IDF struck a launching post in Lebanon.

Thursday, 3:36 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in upper Galilee.

Thursday, 2:05 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ashdod, Nitzan, Beit Ezra, Shtulim, Sde Uziyahu, Gan Yavne, Gan Hadarom, Re'im, and Ein Hashlosha.

Thursday, 9:57 a.m.: Sirens in Ashdod and Nitzan.

Thursday, 7:36 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nahal Oz, near the Gaza border.

Thursday, 7:20 a.m.: Sirens sound in Kissufim, near the Gaza border.

Thursday, 4:38 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported a gun battle between IDF soldiers and armed terrorists in Jenin.

Thursday, 3:39 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that a terrorist was killed by IDF troops during an operation in the city of Dura, southwest of Hebron.

The sources also reported that the IDF carried out an air strike on the Jenin refugee camp.

Wednesday, 11:14 p.m.: The Syrian army is claiming that Israel struck targets in the south of the country.

Wednesday, 10:42 p.m.: In response to the launches toward Israel over the past day, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure in Lebanon a short while ago.

The Hezbollah targets struck included military structures and posts in which the terrorists operated, along with a number of technological assets used to direct terror against Israel.

A short while ago, the IDF struck a terrorist cell in Lebanon that operated adjacent to the area of Biranit in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 7:40 p.m.: IDF ground troops and “Yahalom” soldiers conducted joint activity in the Beit Hanoun area in order to locate and destroy terror tunnels. The troops located a tunnel shaft near a UNWRA school and destroyed the terror tunnel.

Wednesday, 7:24 p.m.: Sirens are sounding in several locations in northern Israel due to a suspected aerial infiltration.

Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.: A short while ago, IDF soldiers struck a number of anti-tank missile launching posts belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Furthermore, terrorists launched an anti-tank missile toward IDF soldiers in the area of Dovev. The IDF responded with artillery fire toward the origin of the launch. Two IDF soldiers were injured – one lightly and the other moderately – and have been evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment. Their families have been notified.

Furthermore, earlier today, two launches toward the areas of Shtula and Yiftah in northern Israel were identified. The IDF responded with tank and artillery fire toward the origin of the launches. No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, 3:25 p.m.: IDF troops identified an anti-tank missile launching post in which Hamas terrorists were located. The launching posts were connected via an underground passage to a weapons storage facility.

The troops conducted an air strike, damaging the terrorist infrastructure. The terrorists then escaped to the roof of the infrastructure and were killed in an additional strike.

Furthermore, a short while ago, Hamas terrorist operatives were identified as launching mortars toward Israeli territory. In response, an IDF aircraft and a fighter jet directed by the Fire Control Center of the Gaza Division struck the launching post, as well as the terrorists.

Wednesday, 2:10 p.m.: Sirens sound in Pri Gan, Sufa, Holit, and Nir Yitzhak, on the Gaza border.

Wednesday, 12:16 p.m.: Sirens sound in Kissufim.

Wednesday, 12:12 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sufa and Holit, on the Gaza border.

Wednesday, 10:34 a.m.: The sirens in Arab al-Aramshe have been declared a "false alarm."

Wednesday, 9:59 a.m.: Sirens sound in Arab al-Aramshe, in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 9:12 a.m.: Sirens sound in Kissufim.

Wednesday, 6:01 a.m.: Sirens in communities near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 9:34 p.m.: Another heavy rocket barrage was launched at Tel Aviv and central Israel.

Tuesday, 9:02 p.m.: A heavy rocket barrage was launched at central Israel.

Tuesday, 7:41 p.m.: Hamas claimed to have fired rockets at Tel Aviv.

Tuesday, 7:36 p.m.: Residents of central Israel reported hearing the echoes of explosions.

Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Ashdod.

Tuesday, 4:50 p.m.: The IDF stated that at least 20 rockets were fired at Israel from northern Israel in the latest rocket barrage from Lebanon. IDF forces retaliated by striking terrorist targets in Lebanon.

Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the northern Golan Heights

Tuesday, 1:53 p.m.: The IDF has intercepted a suspicious aerial target identified on the Israel-Lebanon border, before the target crossed into Israeli territory.

Separately, a short time ago, terrorists fired towards an IDF post near Aramshe. No one was injured. The IDF forces responded with artillery fire towards the source of the fire in Lebanon.

Tuesday, 1:26 p.m.: Sirens sound in Re'im.

Tuesday, 1:07 p.m.: Sirens sound in Talmei Eliyahu, Sde Nitzan, Mivtahim, Amioz, Yesha, Tzohar, and Ohad, on the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 12:47 p.m.: Sirens sound in Mefalsim, near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 11:27 a.m.: An IDF tank attacked a terrorist cell in Lebanon, after the cell attempted to fire an antitank missile towards Israeli territory, near Shtula.

Earlier on Tuesday, IDF forces attacked a Hezbollah post, in order to remove a threat.

Tuesday, 11:03 a.m.: Sirens sound in Ashkelon.

Tuesday, 10:03 a.m.: Some roads in the Galilee have been closed to traffic due to concerns of a security incident. Included in the closures are northbound Hametsudot Junction, and westbound Nahal Kadesh Junction.

At the same time, residents of several towns and cities have ben requested to remain near protected spaces, due to a high alert.

Tuesday, 6:40 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in Nirim and Nir Oz, located near the Gaza Strip border.

Tuesday, 5:29 a.m.: IDF forces mapped the home in Hebron of the terrorist who carried out the attack in Jerusalem, in preparation for its demolition.

Palestinian Arab sources reported that, during the raid on the house, a Palestinian Arab was killed in an exchange of fire with the forces.

Monday, 11:47 p.m.: Palestinian Arab sources claim that the IDF is operating near the Shifa Hospital in Gaza and has even fired flares in order to locate civilians and keep them away from the area.

Monday, 9:50 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Upper Galilee.

Monday, 7:10 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Moshav Shtula in northern Israel.

Monday, 4:40 p.m.: Arab media reports that Israeli security forces killed 3 terrorists in Tulkarm, including a commander of the Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades and a commander of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the terrorist organization which is part of PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party.

Monday, 4:40 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Acre and other communities in northern Israel.

Monday, 4:18 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Upper Galilee.

Monday, 4:10 p.m. The IDF reportedly attacked part of the Shifa hospital in Gaza, the site where Hamas placed its headquarters.

Monday, 4:01 p.m.: Red alert sirens activate in Ashdod.

Monday, 3:50 p.m.: The IDF announced that overnight, an IAF fighter jet, directed by ISA and IDF intelligence, killed the Commander of Hamas’ Deir al-Balah Battalion in the Central Camps Brigade, Wael Asefa. Asefa, together with others commanders of the Central Camps Brigade, was responsible for sending Hamas “Nukhba” terrorists into Israeli territory during the barbaric massacre on October 7th. Following the massacre, he planned additional terrorist attacks.

Wael Asefa was imprisoned between 1992-1998 for his involvement in terrorist attacks against Israeli communities and has been involved in the incitement and promotion of terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers for decades.

Monday, 2:03 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ein Hashlosha and Re'im.

Monday, 11:07 a.m.: Sirens sound in Netiv Ha'asara, Yad Mordechai, and Erez.

Monday, 7:33 a.m.: Sirens sound in Netiv Ha'asara, Nahal Oz, Kfar Aza, and the Nir Am firing range.

Monday, 4:42 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported a gun battle between IDF troops and terrorists at the eastern entrance to Shechem (Nablus).

Monday, 1:10 a.m.: The municipality of Kiryat Shmona updated that 12 rockets exploded in the city and in open areas during the day on Sunday.

There were no injuries, but property was damaged.

Sunday, 10:20 p.m.: At least eight rockets were launched at central Israel in the most recent barrage

Sunday, 10:02 p.m.: Missile barrage on central Israel, Tel Aviv, and Ashdod.

Sunday, 9:26 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in Kiryat Shmona.

Sunday, 8:02 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel.

Sunday, 7:20 p.m.: The IDF's Arabic language spokesperson has revealed that an Israeli civilian was killed by an antitank missile that was fired by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Sunday, 7:12 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding near the border with Lebanon.

Sunday, 6:20 p.m.: According to reports, an Israeli UAV struck a vehicle in southern Lebanon, killing three.

Sunday, 4:51 p.m.: Missile sirens in Be'er Sheva.

Sunday, 2:20 p.m.: A rocket struck a vehicle in Kibbutz Yiftah near the Lebanese border.

Sunday, 2:07 p.m.: The Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry reported that 9,770 people have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war.

Sunday, 2:00 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Arab al-Aramshe, a Bedouin village in the Western Galilee.

Sunday, 1:00 p.m.: A short while ago, a UAV was identified flying from deep inside Lebanon toward Israel. The UAV was tracked by detection and control systems and was successfully intercepted by the IDF Aerial Defense Array over Lebanon.

Furthermore, earlier today, several launches from Lebanon to Avivim in northern Israel and a fire toward the area of Malkia in northern Israel were identified.

The IDF responded with artillery fire toward the sources of the fire.

Sunday, 12:57 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Netivot in southern Israel

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Kibbutz Re'im in southern Israel.

Sunday, 9:33 a.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the community of Mattat near the Lebanese border.

Sunday, 8:03 a.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery as terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched additional rockets at Israel.

Sunday, 7:13 a.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery as terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched rockets at Israel.

Sunday, 6:51 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources report clashes with IDF troops who are encircling the home of a wanted terrorist in Abu Dis.

In addition, it was reported that IDF troops are arresting wanted terrorists in the Tulkarm area.

Sunday, 5:56 a.m.: The IDF said that the sirens in Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee were a false alarm.

Sunday, 5:34 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in Misgav Am, in the Upper Galilee region.

Sunday, 1:58 a.m.: Anti-tank missiles were fired at IDF soldiers in the south of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers returned fire.

Saturday, 10:12 p.m.: At least ten rockets were fired towards central Israel in the recent barrage.

Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries and damage.

Saturday, 10:03 p.m.: Sirens sound in central Israel, including in Ganei Hadar, Na'an, Ramot Meir, Beit Oved, Mishmar Hashivah, Beit Dagan, Rehovot, Ramle, Lod, Be'er Ya'akov, Ahiezer, Zeitan, Rishon Lezion, Holon, Bat Yam, Nes Ziona, and Netzer Sereni.

Saturday, 9:29 p.m.: A home in Sderot suffered a direct hit from a rocket. No one was physically injured.

Saturday, 9:11 p.m.: Sirens sound in Bat Hadar and Beit Shikma in southern Israel.

Saturday, 9:02 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Nir Am firing range, Gevim, Sderot, Ibim, Nir Am, Mefalsim, and the Sapir College.

Saturday, 8:53 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sa'ad and Kfar Aza on the Gaza border, as well as in Dorot, Ashkelon, and Havat Shikmim.

Saturday, 6:01 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Gaza border communities of Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am.

Saturday, 5:49 p.m.: IDF: Following the initial report on the sirens sounding in the area of the Arava, a rocket launch was identified from the Gaza Strip and intercepted by the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System.

The IDF statement follows rocket sirens which sounded at 5:05p.m. on Saturday in the Arava region in southern Israel.

Earlier on Saturday, sirens sounded in Eilat, as well as in multiple communities near the Gaza border: Nirim, Kissufim, Ein Hashlosha, Kerem Shalom, Sa'ad, Kfar Aza, Ashkelon, Gan Yavne, Azrikam, Ashdod, Emunim, Sde Uziyahu, Shtulim, Beit Ezra, Nitzan, Nir Yisrael, Nitzanim, Kfar Silver, Be'er Ganim, Hodaya, and Berekhya. Sirens also sounded in Dishon and Malkia in northern Israel.