Iron Dome shoots down Palestinian rocket in skies over southern Israel

The IDF is investigating the incident.

October 10, 2015 23:09
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Palestinians launch rockets at Ashkelon region

Palestinians launch rockets at Ashkelon region


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Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket from Gaza at Ashkelon on Saturday night.

An Iron Dome air defense battery stationed in the area intercepted the projectile. There were no immediate reports of injuries or of damage.

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The interception took place just as multiple sirens sounded in the south of Israel in the Ashkelon regional council area.

The IDF is investigating the incident.

Earlier Saturday, dozens of Palestinians managed to infiltrate Israel from southern Gaza and were surrounded by security forces.

"The incident is under the full control of our forces, and ended with five of the infiltrators taken for questioning and the remainder returning to the Strip," the IDF said.

Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza's border fence, Palestinian medics said earlier in the afternoon.

In Gaza, Israeli soldiers shot dead the Palestinian boy and teenager as they were taking part in protests near the Israeli border security fence, Palestinian medical officials said.

An army spokeswoman said the protesters, in an Israeli-declared no-go security zone by the border, were hurling burning tires and stones towards the soldiers, who fired warning shots in the air before shooting "at the main instigators."

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