WATCH: Iron Dome intercepts 5 Gaza rockets fired towards Ashkelon

Additional rocket lands in open, unused areas, with no reports of injury or damage.

Earlier in week, Israel Air Force jets hit targets in Gaza coastal territory after rockets were fired on the day of  Ariel Sharon’s funeral.



The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted five rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza at Ashkelon early Thursday morning. An additional rocket may have landed in an open, uninhabited area.

 the Iron Dome

the Iron Dome – photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

There were no injuries in the Palestinian attack.

On Monday, the Israel Air Force struck two targets in Gaza evening in response to rocket fire on southern Israel earlier in the day. The rockets, which landed in fields in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, came shortly after the completion of the funeral service for former prime minister Ariel Sharon in the nearby Sycamore Ranch.

The IDF said the targets the IAF hit were a military compound and a terror infrastructure site, adding that both strikes hit their targets accurately.


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