Terrorists launched rocket at Israel from Gaza, hit home of Hamas official
17 December, 2017, 02:26 | Author: Katrina Soto
On Wednesday night, four rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel. B'chasdei Shamayim, no injuries were reported besides someone who fell while running to a bomb shelter; but there is anxiety that the city may be in for more of the same. Two of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, a third struck an open field and the fourth hit the school, according to Israeli officials.
This has been the largest incidence of rocket fire from the Strip since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war.
The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in Gaza is response to rocket fire toward southern Israel.
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The Israeli army also announced it would close the border crossings between blockaded Gaza and Israel-Kerem Shalom for goods and Erez for people -from Thursday "due to the security events and in accordance with security assessments".
Despite the fact that the rockets fired at Israel recently have been the doing of the Islamic Jihad, Israel has made it clear that it holds Hamas accountable for any aggression coming out of Gaza.
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