Hamas Terrorists Target Israel with Rockets for Two Straight Nights; IDF Strikes Back

Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90
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On Saturday night, an IDF spokesperson issued a statement regarding a rocket alert sounded in Israel’s south, announcing that “three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel.”

Edited by: Fern Sidman 

World Israel News reported that the Iron Dome intercepted several rockets fired at Israeli territory by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza on Saturday evening, just one day after the anti-missile defense system shot down a projectile heading toward the Jewish state.

Saturday night’s rocket attack arrived just a day after Hamas terrorists fired at least two rockets at Israeli territory on Friday evening.

With regard to that attack, the Iron Dome system intercepted one of the rockets, and no casualties were reported.

Two Israelis were lightly injured running to bomb shelters on Saturday, but no other injuries from that attack surfaced, according to the WIN report.

During the attack on Saturday night, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched at least three rockets at Israel, with the Iron Dome shooting down two of them.

Metal shrapnel was discovered outside a home in the southern Israeli town of Sderot, which caused property damage, Times of Israel reported.

The IDF responded on Friday night and early Saturday terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israeli territory by breaching the security barrier between Gaza and Israel. During one of the incidents, the terrorists carried rocket-propelled grenade launchers and assault rifles, among other weapons and supplies, according to the World Israel News report.

On August 1, a Palestinian gunman fire shots at IDF forces, injuring three soldiers before he was neutralized.

In a related development, Israel National News reported that three terrorists were killed attempting to infiltrate Israel from the Gaza Strip overnight Saturday, according to reports by Arab media sources.

IDF forces had spotted the terrorists attempting to cross the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip. An IDF helicopter and tank fired at the terrorists to prevent the infiltration, reportedly killing three and injuring a fourth terrorist, according to the INN report.

According to the IDF, five terrorists were involved in the infiltration attempt. No Israeli troops were injured.

Palestinian Arab media reported earlier on Saturday that the IDF attacked an observation post in northern Gaza, in retaliation for the firing of three rockets from Gaza toward southern Israel, as was reported by INN.  

Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Shrapnel fell in a yard in Sderot.

Magen David Adom paramedics provided medical treatment to six people, including two who were lightly bruised while running into protected spaces and four people treated for anxiety.

INN reported that on Friday night, terrorists from Gaza fired a rocket toward the city of Sderot which was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

The Israel Air Force later attacked two Hamas underground terrorist infrastructures in northern and central Gaza.


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