#OperationProtectiveEdge – Day 2: Hamas fires 50+ rockets at Israel

“Color Red” alert sirens sound in Zichron Yaakov, south of Haifa, and 120 km north of Gaza.

TV Channel 2 reports 2 rockets hitting open areas of town, lightly injuring 1 person, but IDF has not yet confirmed rocket landing.



Rocket alert sirens sounded in Zichron Yaakov on Wednesday, some 120 km north of the Gaza Strip.

Dozens of powerful Syrian-made M-302 rockets with range of160KM  - Photo courtesy IDF Spokeperson's Unit

IDF seized Dozens of powerful Syrian-made M-302 rockets with range of 160KM – Photo courtesy IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Channel  2 reported that two rockets had fallen in open areas of Zichron Yaakov , lightly injuring one person, while Channel 10 reported that 2 rockets had fallen in the Hof Hacarmel region south of Haifa.

The IDF has not yet confirmed that rockets fell in the area. A Code Red siren sounded in nearby Binyamina on Tuesday, but that proved to be a false alarm.

Channel 2 suggested that the rockets may have been the Syrian-made M-302 type rocket, which was used to target Hadera on Wednesday.

More than 50 rockets fired from Gaza have been fired at Israel on Wednesday.

The IDF launched Operation Protective Edge early on Tuesday morning to try to eradicate increased rocket fire from Gaza.

Hamas has increased the range of its rocket fire during Operation Protective Edge, launching attacks at Ashdod, Hadera, Tel Aviv and the Jerusalem area, in addition to the western Negev communities which neighbor Gaza.

The Iron Dome rocket defense system has intercepted dozens of projectiles fired toward population centers, limiting the injuries caused by the attacks.


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