Tag Archive for Code Red

Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts 4 Syrian missiles fired at Golan Heights


Four rockets fired from Syrian territory toward Israel’s side of the Golan Heights were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.
– IDF: No injuries reported, no rockets exploded in Israeli territory.

By Elad Benari


A siren was sounded on Tuesday morning, just before 5:00 a.m., in the Golan Heights area. Residents reported hearing explosions.

Iron Dome – Photo Courtesy IDF Spokesperson’s Office

The IDF confirmed that four launches were identified from Syria towards Israeli territory which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense systems.

No hits on Israeli communities were identified. There were no reports of injuries.

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BREAKING: Explosions heard in Gaza, after ‘Code Red’ activated in south

From the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit: A mortar shell exploded in an open area in Israel’s south without causing an injuries or damage.
– Residents in southern Israel spotted IAF helicopters near Khan Yunas on Friday evening.
– Palestinian media reports 2 Gazans killed in border riots, and loud explosions, following a day of intense confrontations between Palestinians and IDF forces.



IAF helicopters and loud explosions north of the Gaza Strip were reported on Friday evening by Palestinian media.

The reports follow a day of intense clashes between roughly 8,000 Palestinian protesters and IDF forces marking what Palestinian refer to as ‘March of Return.’ Continue Reading »

Hamas’ self-declared cease fire ends Saturday with 2 mortars fired at Israel


Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts one mortar shell fired from Gaza that was to reach Israel, with additional mortar shells apparently falling short, landing inside the terror enclave after ‘Code Red’ sirens sounded 3 times in Israeli communities along the Gaza border.
– IDF reports no one reported hurt.

By Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun


The Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted a mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening, while another mortar shell apparently landed inside the Gaza Strip.

The mortar fire was preceded by Code Red rocket-alert sirens, which were sounded three times in the Eshkol Regional Council at around 7:50pm. Continue Reading »

Barrage of 27 Gaza mortar shells launched at Israel, kindergarten hit


Gaza’s barrage on southern Israel began at 6:59am Tuesday morning, triggering 24 consecutive ‘Code Red’ alert sirens; IDF Spokesman says vast majority were intercepted by Iron Dome or landed in open space.
– No casualties were reported.

By Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy


A salvo of twenty-seven mortar shells were fired on Tuesday morning at Israeli towns surrounding the Gaza Strip, with at least two exploding inside the communities, one in a kindergarten yard.

No one was injured in the continuous barrage which began at 6:59am, triggering 24 consecutive Code Red alert sirens to blare throughout the region, and local residents were told shortly after they could leave their bomb shelters and return to normality. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets kill Hamas operative, wound another in retaliation after attacking Israel

Israeli Jets strike Gaza second time, killing Hamas operative and seriously wounding another after they hit an Israeli home with gunfire directed at earlier IAF retaliatory response for Hamas detonating explosive device near IDF border patrol. Apparently the  explosive device was placed under cover of the thick smoke during ‘peaceful’ Gaza demonstration days earlier.

By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy and Matan Tzuri


Israeli fighter jets attacked overnight Wednesday a Hamas terror position in the northern Gaza Strip in retaliation for an explosive device that detonated Wednesday morning near an IDF force on the border.

After the attack, a terror cell in the strip fired bullets at the aircraft [captured in video above], triggering two Code Red alert sirens in Israeli towns neighboring the northern sector of the Hamas-ruled enclave. Continue Reading »

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ mistakes automatic machine-gun fire for rocket salvo

Code Red sirens blare in Hof Ashkelon, Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Councils and Sderot as Iron Dome mistakes bullets from Gaza for a Hamas rocket salvo.
 – IDF: ‘No barrage of rockets was fired at the State of Israel.’

By Ynet


Multiple Code Red false alarms were blasted in the Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Councils and in the southern city of Sderot Sunday evening as the Iron Dome missile-defense mistook bullets from the Gaza Strip for a fusillade of rockets.

The regional councils originally reported that the Iron Dome anti-missile system was said to have intercepted every rocket rocket. Continue Reading »

Rocket from Gaza salvo falls short, direct hit on UN school for Palestinians

IDF’s Iron Dome intercepts two Gaza rockets in the third straight day of attacks emanating from the terrorist enclave, with a third landing in an open field in southern Israel while yet another rocket falls short, hitting a UNRWA school in Gaza.

By Matan Tzuri


Three consecutive Code Red Alerts were sounded Wednesday evening in the southern city of Sderot and the Negev Regional Council near the Gaza Strip, before the Iron Dome missile defense shot down two rockets, and another exploded in open space in Eshkol. It is the third day straight that quiet has been interrupted in Israeli towns and cities bordering the Palestinian enclave. Continue Reading »

Israel Responds: IAF Jets Strike Gaza After Iron Dome Shot Down Palestinian Rocket



The Israeli Air Force reportedly struck a Hamas military training facility in the North of Gaza early Saturday morning in response to multiple rocket attacks from the coastal enclave the previous day.

Just before midnight Friday evening, an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery shot down a Gazan rocket over the southern city of Ashkelon.

Two rockets were fired by Palestinians in Gaza – Photo : Sderot Media Center

There were no injuries or damages, the IDF said. Continue Reading »

Code Red Siren Activated in Ashkelon But Terrorist’s Rocket Falls Short, Explodes in Gaza

‘Code Red’ alert siren sounds in southern Israel but rocket launch ‘failure’, as it falls & explodes in Gaza.

By Ynet


A Red Alert siren signaling an incoming rocket sounded in the Ashkelon area on Thursday at around 10 PM.

  Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel (Archive Photo: Reuters)Rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel – Archive Photo: Reuters


Locals reported hearing a loud noise north of Ashkelon. No damage or injuries were reported.

The IDF later announced that the siren was prompted by a failed rocket launch from Gaza.

Yuval Sadon, Chairwoman of the Ashkelon Students Union, related her fear of a new round of violence in the wake of the recent attacks: “I want to start the summer with a smile, to start the vacation free of worry.” Continue Reading »

Emergency Sirens Triggered in Ashkelon Area by Incoming Gaza Rocket


A rocket fired at Israel from Gaza on Saturday night triggered air raid sirens in the Ashkelon and Hof Ashkelon regions. The projectile apparently exploded in an open area, and security forces said they had begun to search for the rocket .

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Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. – File Photo: REUTERS

The incident comes two days after the Israel Air Force struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for two Gazan rockets fired into southern Israel. Continue Reading »

Watch Video: Dramatic Retaliatory Airstrike by IAF in Gaza After Rockets Fired at Israel

Early Wednesday morning the Israeli Air Force attacked 4 targets in the Gaza Strip which the IDF reports were part of Hamas’ terror infrastructure.


Palestinian media posted on Wednesday what they claim is footage of the IDF response to rockets fired at Israel from Gaza. In the video, several explosions can be seen in the distance, followed by smoke.

Explosions in Gaza from IDF retaliatory attack after rockets fired at Israel - 27.5.2014
Explosions in Gaza from IDF retaliatory attack after rockets fired at Israel – 27.5.2015 – Screenshot

The Israeli Air Force attacked four targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning, following an earlier rocket attack on Israeli territory, the IDF spokesperson said. Continue Reading »

Gaza Rockets Fired On Israel


Air raid sirens sound in Ashdod & Lachish, regions, with least 1 rocket hitting Ashdod region.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Air raid sirens sounded in towns across southern Israel Tuesday at 9:02 p.m. evening.

Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. – File photo: REUTERS

There are reports that as many as four rockets were fired from Gaza, and some residents of the south reported seeing Iron Dome missile defense batteries deploying to intercept the incoming rockets.

The IDF has now confirmed that at least one rocket fired from Gaza struck close to the city of Ashdod. Continue Reading »

IDF to Have Gaza Belt Residents in Bombshelters Longer in Next War With Gaza

IDF is shortening the warning times for incoming Gaza rockets, saying the 15 seconds given was not enough time to find safety: Gaza Belt residents will be instructed to live in, or next to, protective shelters during future conflicts with Gaza.

By Tova Dvorin


Guidelines during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza gave a 15-second window to Gaza Belt residents to run to shelters in the event of a “Code Red” alarm – a short time to find safety.

Israelis find shelter from Gaza’s deadly rockets in a ‘converted’ sewage pipe – Reuters

But even 15 seconds is insufficient, a senior Home Front Command official revealed Wednesday – and during the next war, Gaza Belt residents may be instructed to live out of their shelters for the duration of the conflict.

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