Gaza rockets hit Sderot, 6 Israelis injured – Iron dome activated
Four rockets launched by Muslim terrorists in Gaza were confirmed to have exploded in Sderot Wednesday evening.
Six people were injured, as at least eight rockets were launched from Gaza. The Iron Dome was activated in response to the launchings and intercepted two rockets.
Damage was caused to buildings, cars and sidewalks in direct rocket strikes on the city of Sderot. Police bomb disposal experts at the scene.
Earlier, shots were fired at IDF troops patrolling near the northern Gaza border. An IDF vehicle was damaged in the shooting attack. No injuries.
The IDF responded with tank fire at Hamas positions.
In light of Hamas statements and the evacuation of Hamas outposts—indicating a terror attack which will cause a significant IDF response, the IDF Southern Command decided to reinforce the Gaza Division and close several Israeli roads in the area surrounding Gaza for security reasons.
Hamas terror group threatened Israel that it would ‘pay a price’ for eliminating two Muslim terrorists in retaliation for a shooting attack at IDF troops.
Earlier on Tuesday, Muslim terrorists fired shots towards IDF soldiers near northern Gaza from a Hamas post. No injuries to IDF troops were reported.
In response, an IDF tank targeted the post near Beit Lahiya, from which the shots were fired.