Gaza Terrorists Continue to Fire Rockets at Israel


rocket-israelEight Gaza rockets struck Israel in the early hours this morning. Eleven rockets have hit Israel since midnight.

On Sunday, an IDF aircraft targeted terrorists in Gaza during their final preparations to launch rockets at communities of southern Israel. Earlier Sunday evening, two rockets fired from Gaza were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Simultaneously, terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers adjacent to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. The force responded by firing at a suspect in the vicinity.

For more than two weeks, Gaza terrorists have continued to fire rockets at Israel. The attacks have increased the rocket threat against southern communities, forcing the IDF to act in defense of innocent civilians. Following each rocket strike, the Israel Air Force has responded by targeting the activity of terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, terrorists in the area have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel. Over 3.5 million Israelis are currently living under threat of rocket attacks.

Although Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense system stops some of the attacks, most rockets are capable of reaching Israel’s biggest southern cities. More than half a million Israelis have less than 60 seconds to find shelter after a rocket is launched from Gaza into Israel.

{ Israel News Bureau}