The Israel Air Force struck two underground rocket launchers in the northern
Gaza Strip on Monday morning, in response to earlier rocket fire on the Ashkelon
Palestinian sources reported that the IAF strike targeted a site
belonging to Hamas’s Kassam Brigades terrorist group.
No injuries were
reported in the IAF strike, according to Palestinian news agency
Earlier on Monday, the Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted a
Palestinian projectile fired from the Gaza Strip toward the southern city of
Ashkelon, the IDF said.
A second Palestinian rocket slammed into an
uninhabited area in the Ashkelon coast area, an army spokeswoman added. There
were no injuries or damage in the attacks, which triggered a Color Red rocket
Throughout Monday, Israeli farmers whose land is adjacent to the
Gaza border were instructed by the IDF Southern Command to refrain from working
their farms for their safety, due to concerns about armed attacks from Gaza. The
IDF will likely lift the guidelines on Tuesday.
The Palestinian rocket
fire came a day after two mortar shells fired from Gaza landed in southern
Israel and coincided with the announcement of the names of 26 Palestinian
security prisoners set to be released by Israel on Tuesday.
fired from the Gaza Strip, is the first to activate the Iron Dome in several
In August, an Iron Dome battery intercepted a rocket fired by
terrorists in Sinai at the Red Sea city of Eilat.
Interceptors fired by
the battery blew up the incoming rocket over Eilat’s skies shortly before 1 a.m.
on August 13.
The rocket had triggered an air raid siren, sending
residents and tourists fleeing for cover.
It was the first time Iron Dome
went into action over Eilat.
The IDF mobilized a battery to Eilat in July
following increased terrorist activities in the Sinai Peninsula.
the IDF stationed an Iron Dome battery in the Haifa region, amid increased
regional tensions with Syria.
Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this