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Rocket fired at south in second such attack from Gaza in 24 hours

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11.09.2021

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel late Saturday night, the Israel Defense Forces said, in the second such attack from the enclave in less than 24 hours, raising the specter of renewed conflict.

The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system shortly after 9 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries or damage in the attack.

The Saturday night rocket attack came soon after Israel captured two more Islamic Jihad security prisoners who escaped from a high-security prison on Monday — after arresting two others the day before — and a day after Qatar’s envoy to Gaza said that efforts to send aid from his country to the Gaza Strip, including to employees of the Hamas government, had failed after the Palestinian Authority backed out of the deal.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a single rocket towards Israel that was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, the army said.

The rocket triggered warning sirens in the Eshkol region and local residents reported hearing several explosions. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

In response to the rocket fire, the IDF carried out strikes on terror targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Saturday morning, the military........

© The Times of Israel


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