Gaza Rockets Trigger Iron Dome, IDF Tank Fire

YERUSHALAYIM -
An Iron Dome defence system. (Jack Guez/POOL via AP/File)

A rocket attack from Gaza activated the Iron Dome defense system on Wednesday night.

B’chasdei shamayim, no injuries were reported.

“As of now, there are no known impact sites. It appears that there was an interception by the Iron Dome air defense system,” an Eshkol spokesperson said, though that was not confirmed by officials.

Air raid sirens sounded in the Gaza border communities, the IDF Spokesperson Unit said.

 

The alarm went off in Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, Holit, Nir Yitzhak and Sufa in the Eshkol Regional Council. Residents reported hearing explosions in the area.
The IDF retaliated with tank fire in response to two rockets fired at Israel, according to Palestinian media reports.

Hamas and other Gaza-based groups have begun pulling back from observation posts and command positions in fear of an Israeli aerial assault, Palestinian media reported.


Updated Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5:32 pm ...