January saw a dramatic increase in Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza, according to the latest figures released by the Israel Defense Forces.
The IDF said Gaza terrorists have launched 28 rockets at Israel since the beginning of 2014. This nearly triples the monthly rocket fire directed at Israel during the last six months of 2013.
Of the 28 rockets, 14 landed in southern Israel and five were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, said the IDF.
The increased Gaza rocket fire is the latest growing threat for southern Israel. Terrorists operating in Egypt’s unstable Sinai Peninsula have also targeted Israel with rocket fire.