IDF artillery hits Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fired at Israel early Monday morning


The rocket which caused no damage or injuries, was the 7th fired at Israel in the 30 days, did not activate the Iron Dome or the ‘Code Red’ siren having been tracked to land in an open field in Sha’ar HaNegev area.

By Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, Elior Levy


The IDF attacked targets the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon in response to a rocket fired from the strip that exploded in open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in the early morning hours.

Among the targets of Monday’s IDF attacks was a military post near the Nuseirat Camp in the center of the Strip.

The rocket fired early in the morning did not activate the Code Red siren. There were no injuries and no damage caused as a result of the rocket.

IDF artillery hits Gaza after rocket fired at Israel – Ynet

Monday’s rocket marks the seventh rocket fired at Israel in the last month.

Last week, two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula near the Egyptian border and landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no injuries in the attack. The rockets were fired at Israel in response to an ISIS claim that an Israeli drone killed five of the terror group’s members near Rafah.

Gaza rocket landing site in Sha’ar HaNegev, Israel, 27Feb 2016 – Ynet

In the beginning of February, four rockets were fired from Sinai towards the coastal city of Eilat. The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted three, while the fourth fell in an open area, causing no damage. ISIS in the Sinai took responsibility for the salvo.

Three days later, another rocket was fired toward the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Using tanks and aircraft, the IDF attacked three Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the rocket fire, which emanated from the Gaza Strip.


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