IDF to Reinforce Iron Dome in Central, Southern Israel

An Iron Dome anti-missile system stationed near the city of Ashkelon. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

Following a situational assessment on Sunday, the IDF has decided to reinforce the Iron Dome batteries in the central and southern regions. In addition, a specific reserve mobilization was conducted to boost manpower in the Aerial Defense Division.

The IDF said it was “prepared for a variety of scenarios that might intensify, in accordance with the assessment of the situation and operational needs.”

The IDF on Sunday afternoon took aim at a group of terrorists in northern Gaza, who released balloons with flammable material attached at Israeli targets.

After a day of over 200 missiles fired at Israeli targets, Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in Gaza.

A ceasefire was drawn late Motzoei Shabbos, but Israel said that in the initial hours of the ceasefire terrorists fired several rockets across the border, of which one was intercepted by its Iron Dome system.

“Our policy is clear: We hit with great might anyone who harms us,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. “I hope that they (Hamas) have gotten the message. If not, they will yet.”