Iron Dome Intercepts Gaza Rocket

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters/Hamodia) -
An Iron Dome missile interceptor battery seen deployed in the coastal city of Ashkelon on Monday. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
An Iron Dome missile interceptor battery seen deployed in the coastal city of Ashkelon on Monday. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at Ashkelon on Monday and Israel’s Iron Dome interceptor shot down one while the other fell into the sea, the IDF said.

Within hours, Israel’s air force bombed what a military spokesman described as two concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza. There were no casualties.

Palestinian sources said that the IAF strike targeted a site belonging to Hamas’s Kassam Brigades terrorist group.

There was no claim of responsibility for Monday’s pre-dawn salvo against Ashkelon, about 7 miles north of Gaza.

The rocket fire came a day after two mortar shells fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel, causing no injuries.