Islamic Jihad Fires Rocket at Israel, First Time Since Operation Guardian of the Walls

YERUSHALAYIM -
The Iron Dome missile seen over Sderot, Monday afternoon. (IDF)

Gaza-based terrorists launched a rocket at southern Israel on Monday afternoon, setting off alarms at several locations surrounding the Gaza Strip.

An Iron Dome defense system intercepted the rocket above the city of Sderot. No injuries or damage were reported, baruch Hashem.

The Islamic Jihad terror group took responsibility for the rocket, stating that it was a response to Israel’s “crimes in Jenin,” an incident on Sunday night in which IDF forces arrested a terrorist and killed another four in a gun battle in the city.

This rocket attack is the first since the end of Operation Guardian of the Walls in May.

This attack occurred as the factions in the Gaza Strip are set to meet on Monday night to decide on their response following what they call “Israel’s evasion of the agreements that led to the end of Operation Guardian of the Walls.”

The factions in Gaza sent an ultimatum to Israel demanding that Israel open the crossings into Gaza and transfer funds from Qatar by Monday night, or they will start another round of terror.