Rocket barrages fired by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at southern Israel

Incoming rocket sirens sounded in the city of Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in southern Israel on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

40 rockets were fired by Muslim terrorists from Gaza at southern Israel. At least 15 of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Several residents of Israeli towns near the Gaza border suffered shock, and they were evacuated to hospital.

One rocket hit the area in which ambulances from Gaza park at the Erez humanitarian crossing, where Gaza patients wait to get treatment in Israel.

Following the rocket barrages, MDA paramedics treated 5 people for anxiety in Sderot. A 53-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in light condition, after being injured while running for shelter when sirens sounded.

On Saturday morning, the Islamic Jihad terror group claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

According to the IDF, the rocket fire from Gaza by the Islamic Jihad was directed by Syria and Iran. “What happened tonight in Gaza is directed from Damascus. We consider the Syrian regime and the Iranian Quds Force responsible,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The IDF Spokesperson’s unit said in a statement that it “views with great severity the rocket attack tonight against Israeli communities. The attacks are carried out in a terror-enabling atmosphere led by Hamas near the border fence, which led terror groups in the Strip to carry out tonight’s attack.”

“Hamas bears responsibility for everything happening in and out of the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences for the terrorist acts carried out against Israeli citizens. The IDF will act with great force against terrorist attacks of any kind from the Gaza Strip and see with severity the terror activity being led by the organizations. IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios and is determined to continue its mission to protect the citizens of Israel,” the IDF Spokesperson’s unit added.