Rocket alert sirens sound in Gaza border communities, Iron Dome activated

Israeli media sources report two rockets intercepted by Iron Dome system.

March 7, 2019 01:55
Rocket interception

Rockets launched from Gaza Strip towards Israel is seen as rocket by Iron Dome anti-missile system is fired to intercept them. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Rocket alarm sirens sounded on Wednesday night in the Gaza border communities, the IDF Spokesperson Unit reported.

The alarm went off in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, Holit, Nir Yitzhak and Sufa in the Eshkol Regional Council. Residents claimed to have heard explosions in the area. The Iron Dome system was activated following the launch.

Color red alert in Israeli southThe IDF is firing at Gaza using tanks in response to two rockets fired at Israel, according to Palestinian media reports.

Hamas and other Gaza-based groups have begun pulling back from observation posts and command positions in fear of an Israeli aerial assault, Palestinian media reported.

Gaza was under Israeli jurisdiction from 1967 until the Disengagement of 2005.

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