Israel Gaza Rockets
March 10, 2012 by staff
Israel Gaza Rockets, After several hours of quiet on Saturday morning, three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel in the early afternoon, continuing the escalation of violence that began on Friday.
One of the rockets exploded in an open area near Be’er Sheva. Another fell in the Ramat Eshkol Regional Council and a third in the Ashkelon Beach region. None caused injuries or damage.
Since Friday, a total of more than 60 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza. During the escalation, the Iron Dome system has intercepted 25 of 27 rockets that it has targeted. The Iron Dome only intercepts rockets that are identified as heading toward populated areas.
On Friday, eight people in Israel were wounded by rocket fire and some damage was reported.
On Friday afternoon, the Israel Air Force launched a strike in Gaza and killed the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, Zuhir al-Qaisi, who was believed to be planning a large terror attack on Israel’s southern border.
Earlier Friday, prior to the IAF’s targeting of al-Qaisi, two mortars were fired into Israel from Gaza.
On Friday night, IAF aircraft struck six targets in Gaza: two weapons manufacturing sites and two rocket launching sites in northern Gaza, a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza, and a terror activity center in southern Gaza.
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