⚠️ Additional Iron Dome batteries deployed in southern Israel
The IDF deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries near Beer Sheva in southern Israel, in preparation for a possible escalation and rocket fire towards Israel.
Earlier Thursday morning, Sirens sounded in the Sha’ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev regional councils.
The Iron Dome missile defense system was launched following a false identification of at least one rocket launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at towns in southern Israel.
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The IDF demolished a Hamas terror tunnel on Thursday that infiltrated 200 meters into Israel from the Khan Younis area in central Gaza, the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.
IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had known of the tunnel for several months. According to Manelis, the tunnel was connected to a wider network of tunnels in Gaza.