Overnight, rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. Five rockets were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome active missile defense system. In response, the Israel Air Force targeted a terror site, an underground rocket-launcher, a weapons-storage facility and a weapons-manufacturing site, all located in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.
VIDEO of the IDF (Zahal) overnight retaliation following Gaza rocket attack
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Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF (Zahal) Spokesman: “Tonight, Iron Dome proved once more its efficiency in protecting the civilians of southern Israel. Gaza, under Hamas’ rule, has turned into a hub of rocket terrorism jeopardizing innocent Israelis in the south of Israel. The IDF (Zahal) response was precise, swift and efficient in eliminating terror capabilities that only exist in order to terrorize, kill and maim Israelis.”