Iron Dome Fails to Intercept Rocket Launched From Gaza
The Israeli army struck eight Hamas targets in three different military compounds in the Gaza Strip late Wednesday night, official sources say.
According to Israel Defense Force's Spokesperson's Unit the attack was carried out in response to a rocket fired into southern Israel earlier Wednesday night.
Rocket sirens sounded in the southern Israeli regional councils of Merhavim and Eshkol near the Gaza border late on Wednesday evening. Residents in the communities reported hearing expolsions. No casualties were reported as investigations continue.
The IDF said that the Iron Dome missile defense systems was activated and attempted to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, but failed to do so. The media in the Gaza Strip reported that Hamas was moving its positions out of fear of an Israeli response.
The targets struck include a military compound in the northern Gaza Strip, a training base and a weapon production and storage site in the southern Gaza Strip.
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In an official statement, the IDF blamed Hamas responsible for "everything happening in and out of the Gaza Strip." Going on to say that Hamas will "bear the consequences for the terrorist acts carried out against the citizens of Israel."
The Israeli military said earlier on Wednesday that it struck a Hamas outpost in southern Gaza after incendiary balloons were launched from the Strip toward Israel.Source: Google News Israel | Netizen 24 Israel