Friday , September 17 2021

Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Gaza

Iron Dome fires interceptor missile at rockets launched from Gaza

Iron Dome fires interceptor missile at rockets launched from Gaza


Sirens sounded in the city of Sderot and nearby Israeli communities on Friday evening.

Locals reported hearing explosions.

The IDF confirmed that one rocket had been fired from Gaza and was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

The previous rocket attacks on southern Israel took place in mid-July, just over a month ago. In those attacks, two rockets fired from Gaza exploded in open areas and did not cause any injuries or damages.

Meanwhile on Friday, the weekly March of the Return border riots continued, with around 5,000 Palestinian Arabs demonstrating along the border fence, throwing grenades and explosives at the fence.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said 38 people were injured as a result of IDF fire.

The border riots follow two security incidents along the border this past week. On Sunday morning an armed terrorist approached the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip.

Terrorist fired at IDF soldiers along the border. The soldiers, who were alerted following the identification of the terrorist, opened fire at him.

That incident came 24 hours after IDF soldiers from the Golani Brigade shot and killed four armed terrorists who tried to infiltrate Israel early Saturday morning.

The terrorists, who tried to cross into Israel from near Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, were spotted as they approached the border fence.

The terrorists were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, hand grenades, and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) launchers.

(Arutz Sheva's North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israel time.)

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