Iron Dome intercepts 2 Gaza rockets in barrage fired at southern Israel

Rocket defense system targets at least 2 projectiles from Strip; 3rd rocket lands in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council.

June 24, 2014 20:52
Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket.

Iron Dome launcher 390. (photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)


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Palestinian terrorists fired at least five rockets from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel on Tuesday evening.

The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted two rockets between Zikim and Ashkelon. A third projectile landed in open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegev region.

The Code Red rocket siren sounded in the southern communities, alerting citizens to the attacks. No injuries or damages were reported.

Meanwhile, Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said Tuesday that his movement was now capable of firing rockets at any city inside Israel, any time it wanted.

“There will be no security for the Zionists over and under the land,” Zahar said in a speech in the Gaza Strip as the rockets were being fired at Israel.

“We are prepared to sacrifice our blood for the sake of Palestine, and we advise the Zionist enemy not to play with us.”

Zahar said Hamas and Islamic Jihad had reached an agreement to “unify the weapons of resistance” against Israel.

Palestinian medical sources said four Palestinian civilians, including a child, were injured when a rocket launch failed and the projectile struck a home in Gaza.

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