Tag Archive for Gaza rockets

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Southern Israel


IDF locates remnant of rocket fired from Gaza early Sunday morning in an open field, having presumed earlier it had exploded mid-air.

By i24NEWS


The Israeli army announced on Sunday afternoon that a rocket fired from Gaza in the early hours of the morning, had not exploded in mid-air as previously thought, but in fact landed in an open field inside Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.

Border Policeman retrieving remnants of exploded rocket – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Typically, the Israel Defense Forces respond to rocket fire from the Strip, controlled by the Islamist Hamas group, with retaliatory fire from the ground or air. Continue Reading »

Israeli Air Force retaliates, hits two Hamas military targets after Gaza rocket attack

The IAF airstrikes on two Hamas military infrastructures were carried out in response to a rocket attack on southern Israel that emanated from Gaza Monday evening.

By Elad Benar


The Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes on two military infrastructures belonging to Hamas in northern and southern Gaza overnight Monday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

IAF F-16 fighter jet – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S OFFICE

The airstrikes were carried out in response to a rocket attack on the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council on Monday evening.

“Since the Hamas terrorist organization is the ruler of Gaza, it is responsible for any attempt to harm the State of Israel,” the IDF statement said. Continue Reading »

United Arab Emirates aid official: ‘We were betrayed, put in mortal danger by Hamas’




UAE Red Crescent Secretary General: “While we were in the field hospital that the UAE built, we were surprised … someone from Hamas instigating Israeli forces by launching locally made rockets from the field hospital… This shows [Hamas’] wicked intentions and how they sacrificed us,” he said. “They always claim that the enemy [IDF] targets humanitarian envoys but the betrayal came from them.”

By Tal Polon


Hamas tried to prevent the distribution of humanitarian aid in Gaza for the sake of political gain during Israel’s counterterrorism Operation Protective Edge in 2014, according to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Secretary General Mohammed Al Falahi, who oversaw the distribution of the aid. Continue Reading »

Hamas developed high-yield explosive rockets intended for Israeli civilian towns


Hamas’ new short range, heavy explosive payload suggests these new rockets are specifically intended to bring maximum carnage & devastation to Israel’s Jewish border communities.

By i24NEWS


Hamas has recently developed dozens of high-powered short-range rockets capable of carrying heavy explosive loads, intended to be used against Israeli communities in the vicinity of the Gaza border in a future conflict with Israel.

Hamas photo of rocket fired from family home makes it a target for the IAF – IDF Facebook page

The rockets, first reported by Israel’s Army Radio on Tuesday, weigh up to hundreds of kilograms each and have a relatively short range of up to ten kilometers, pointing to Hamas’ intention to inflict maximum damage on Israeli communities situated close to the border with the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

After Gaza rocket hits southern Israel, Air Force jets destroy 2 Hamas facilities


Following the explosions of a Gaza rocket shot at Israel, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit explained the IAF retaliatory strike saying, “The IDF considers the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip.”

By i24NEWS


The Israel Defense Forces reported a projectile was fired into southern Israeli territory Wednesday night, landing in an open area in the Negev.

There were no injuries reported and the defense forces are searching the area.

Part of an exploded rocket found in the sand.- Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit

An Israel Air Force aircraft subsequently attacked subsequently attacked two terror targets, the military said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Israeli Jets & Tanks Respond to Two Days of Unprovoked Attacks From Gaza


Even though Israel didn’t respond to last night’s rocket fired on Israel, today shots were fired at IDF troops carrying out routine security activities near the security fence along the Gaza border.
– IDF jets & tanks destroy 3 Hamas posts in Gaza in retaliation, leaving Defense Minister Liberman saying, “We will respond to every firing to our territory. That is what we did today and that is what we will also do in the future.”



The IDF carried out an airstrike and artillery shelling against multiple Hamas targets in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip following gunfire shot toward IDF troops, the army stated on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Gaza rocket lands in open area near Ashkelon, IDF response imminent


Tonights attack, still without reports of injuries or damage, follows a similar unprovoked rocket-attack earlier this week, causing Israeli jets to strike 5 Hamas targets in retaliation.



A rocket exploded in an open area near the southern Ashkelon coastline Wednesday evening. There were no initial reports or injuries or damage.

Security forces were sweeping the area. Red alert sirens were not sounded as the rocket fell in an open area.

There has been no official claim of responsibility for the projectile’s launch, but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all fire coming from the Gaza Strip.

The incident comes just days after IDF jets struck five Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip earlier this week in retaliation for a rocket that landed in southern Israel overnight Sunday, the army confirmed on Monday. Continue Reading »

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. Continue Reading »

Gaza Terror-Rocket Explodes Between Homes in Sderot, Israel

Police bomb disposal experts in the city of Sderot where gaza rocket exploded - Photo: Israel Police - משטרת ישראל Facebook


view videoTwo civilians were treated for shock, and property damage reported in the Sderot residential neighborhood, where an ISIS-affiliated terror group from Hamas’ controlled Gaza claimed responsibility for the morning terror-attack.

By Ido Ben Porat


A rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip exploded in the western Negev town of Sderot Wednesday morning.

No physical injuries have been reported, but there was damage to a residential neighborhood and a number of people are being treated for shock. The rocket is said to have exploded in between two homes at around 10:20 a.m.

At 10:19 a.m. warning sirens were activated in the western Negev near the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Israel’s new Defense Minster demonstrates: New retaliation policy far more severe


After the IAF hit dozens of Hamas targets in Gaza overnight in retaliation for unprovoked rocket fire on an Israeli city, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman demonstrated his change in the retaliatory strike policy of Israel’s defense establishment.

By Ido Ben Porat


Avigdor Liberman demonstrated on Sunday for the first time that it paid off to seat him in the chair of the Defense Minister on the 14th floor of the Kirya building in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman

The Yisrael Beytenu chairman made it clear that the retaliation policy of the IDF has changed, and that from now on all rocket fire from Gaza into Israel will be met with a strong response from the Israeli Air Force. Continue Reading »

Israel returns to Gaza for 2nd retaliatory strike after rocket hits Sderot


Palestinian sources report two Gazans lightly wounded by shrapnel after IAF’s second retaliatory airstrike on terrorist targets in Gaza after Palestinian rocket was fired earlier on Israeli city.

By i24news


The Israeli Defense Forces carried out two waves of air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after a projectile fired by a Salafi group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State organization landed on a street in the southern Israeli town of Sderot.

Image circulating on social media purportedly shows aftermath of Israeli air strikes in Gaza. – Photo: AFP

The IDF earlier confirmed that it had responded to the rocket fire with an air strike on targets in Gaza’s Beit Hanoun as well as with artillery fire, which reportedly hit a water tower speculated to have been used as an observation post. Continue Reading »

Israel Air Force Strikes Gaza In Retaliation to Unprovoked Rocket Attack on Civilians


After a Palestinian fired rocket exploded between two homes in Sderot, Israeli jets returned fire on 2 Hamas targets in northern Gaza.
– No injuries reported on either side.

By Rachel Kaplan


A rocket was shot into Sderot along the Gaza border.

A Code Red siren was heard in the region. The IDF confirms that a rocket shot from Beit Hanoun in Gaza landed in Sderot.

IAF on the way to Gaza – Photo: REUTERS

When police searched the area, they found a rocket had exploded between two houses in the city of Sderot. Police have closed off the area; a bomb squad is at the scene. Continue Reading »

Israel retaliates after rocket fired into Sderot by hitting 4 Hamas targets in Gaza


Israel Air Force destroys Hamas targets that served as terror infrastructure in central & northern Gaza in retaliation after rocket fired at southern Israeli town. 



Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an IAF air strike in the east of Gaza City. – Photo: REUTERS

Direct Hit on Sderot Kindergarten by Gaza Rocket Fired Friday Night


Israel Police Report: After “Color Red” warning siren was activated in Southern Israel, an explosion was heard by the residents in the city of Sderot, of the rocket fired by Palestinian terrorist from Gaza, that caused damage to a building, but no injuries.

By Elad Benari, Canada


The “Red Alert” rocket siren was heard on Friday night in the Sderot and the Shaar Hanegev area of southern Israel.

Damage caused to building in Sderot by rocket. – Photo: POLICE SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT

A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists exploded a short time later in an empty kindergarten in the city of Sderot. Continue Reading »

Gaza rocket hits Israel in open area, no injuries or damages reported


IDF sources reported the “Red Alert” siren was not activated since it was tracked heading towards an open area.

By Elad Benari


A rocket from Gaza was fired on Wednesday evening towards southern Israel.

The rocket exploded in an open area of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages. Security forces are searching the area.

Military sources said that the “Red Alert” siren was not activated before the rocket exploded due to the fact that it was headed towards an open area.

Rocket and mortar fire from Gaza has continued to “trickle” into Israel on occasion.

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