Rocket fire targets greater Tel Aviv as IDF removes some forces from Gaza

Iron Dome intercepts at least one rocket over metropolitan Tel Aviv, three others explode in South.

August 3, 2014 17:16
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Soldiers stand next to an Iron Dome battery.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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The Iron Dome defense system intercepted at least one Gaza rocket over the great Tel Aviv area early Sunday evening, several other blasts were heard.

To warn of the incoming attack, rocket alert sirens were sounded in Tel Aviv, Holon, Bat Yam, Rishon Lezion, Bnei Brak, Givat Shmuel, Givatayim and Ramat Gan.

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Three rockets also hit southern Israel projectiles fired from Gaza continued to rain down on the South.

Gazan terrorists launched more than 70 rockets at Israel by early evening Sunday.

Meanwhile, the IDF continued operations in the Gaza Strip on Sunday despite its decision to redeploy some forces to staging areas within Israel.

Paratroopers in the Gaza Strip detected four terrorists preparing to fire an anti-tank missile on Sunday. Acting on the information, the Armored Corps fired shells at a home in which the terrorists were stationed at.

The building collapsed and the terrorists were killed.

Meanwhile, Givati infantry soldiers uncovered 150 mortars, as well as a new tunnel shaft.

Earlier in the day, Givati soldiers also detected terrorists who had surfaced from a tunnel. The IDF fired shells at the cell, which escaped to a nearby home. Soldiers then fired at the home, and killed three terrorists. The IDF then destroyed the tunnel from which the terrorists had emerged.

In addition, the Israel Air Force killed eight terrorists in air strikes on Sunday. The IDF has attacked more than 40 terrorist targets since midnight on Sunday.

Leaflets were distributed throughout the northern Gaza Strip warning Gazans against participating in terrorist activities.

Palestinian officials said that an Israeli air strike killed 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a UN-run school in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military said it was looking into the reported attack, the second to hit a school in less than a week.

Earlier on Sunday, Israeli shelling killed at least 30 people in Gaza, according to Palestinian health officials.

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