IDF soldiers engage Gaza terrorists in firefight over border fence
Israel’s jets strike terrorists in targeted attack on Gaza’s rocket launching cell.
Two rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel Sunday evening, both of which were shot down over Netivot by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system while two mortar shells also fell in Israeli territory.
Sirens blared across southern Israel in Netivot, Ashkelon, Sderot, and several towns in the area of Sha’ar HaNegev. An explosion was also heard in the area.
Two mortar shells also landed near the Gaza border fence while no injuries or damage was reported as a result of any of the attacks.
Sunday’s attacks marked more than two weeks of increasing rocket fire from Gaza since the beginning of Operation Brother’s Keeper in the West Bank.
One rocket struck Sderot on Saturday, setting a fire in a factory that burned to the ground.
Meanwhile, Armored Corps brigades were instructed to prepare for the possibility of being transferred to the Gaza Division as security officials considered all options in response to rocket fire.
Israel has been responding aggressively to all rocket attacks, including an assassination in Gaza on Friday which killed two senior members of the Popular Resistance Committees responsible for recent rocket attacks.
More than 200 rockets have been fired at Israel since the beginning of 2014.
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