Massive barrage of rockets fired from Gaza towards Israeli civilians – Iron Dome interceptions
BREAKING: Large barrages of rockets are currently being fired by Muslim terrorists in Gaza towards southern Israel.
Code Red sirens sounded moments ago in Sderot, Ibim, Gavim, Sapir College, Nir Am, Mefalsim, Nir Am Shooting Range.
Iron Dome interceptions reported over Sderot.
Earlier, Code Red sirens sounded in Kibbutz Nahal Oz. One rocket fired from Gaza reportedly exploded in an open area.
Two Iron Dome interceptions reported over Sderot. Rocket shrapnel hit a home in Sderot. No injuries reported.
Iron Dome batteries intercepted two rockets over the city of Ashkelon.
Two rockets exploded in open areas near Kissufim.
Shrapnel from the Iron Dome caused damage to a car in Ashkelon.
Additional rockets were fired towards Eshkol Regional Council. No Code Red sirens sounded.
At least six more rockets fell short and exploded inside Gaza.
Ashkelon municipality announces the closure of all educational institutions tomorrow due to the security situation.
Earlier, Code Red rocket alert sirens sounded in Ashkelon, Sderot, Kerem Shalom, Kissufim.
The Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted multiple rockets fired from Gaza terrorists into Israel’s southern towns.
At least 20 rockets were fired from Gaza towards southern Israel in the first rockets barrage at around 5:30 pm. Eight of the rockets were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome batteries. Twelve rockets exploded in open areas.
Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon is treating a 64-year-old woman who was lightly wounded after falling over while running to the bomb shelter. In addition, a 20-year-old woman is being treated for shock.
A 22-year-old woman in her 28th week of pregnancy was evacuated to Barzilai hospital after she fell while running to shelter in Sderot.
Earlier today, the IDF deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries in central and southern Israel as preparation for a possible escalation and rocket attacks following the elimination of two Islamic Jihad terrorists who were planting bombs near the security border fence.
Mayor of Ashkelon has ordered the opening of all public bomb shelters.
The Homefront Command will release guidelines soon after a security briefing.
“A barrage of 20 rockets was just fired from Gaza into Israel. Approximately 10 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome. This map shows all the areas in Israel that just came under fire”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.
Homefront command guidelines: Ashkelon, Netivot, Sderot, Hof Ashkelon, Eshkol, Sdot Negev, Sha’ar Hanegev – Gathering up to 300 people allowed only in closed areas, no gatherings outside. Schools closed. Workplaces only if there is a shelter.