According to the latest reports, the rockets that fell on Sderot today were part of a larger attack of at least thirty missiles. The Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility for the attack.
MC, who sent the tip for the following article from Arutz Sheva, says: “The drones are now overhead, IAF retaliation soon. Poor Gazans, they have it worse than we do and they cannot speak out — no freedom of speech in Gaza!”
Gaza Terrorists Shower at Least 30 Rockets on Southern Israel
Rocket sirens sound, explosions heard in southern Israeli communities; Islamic Jihad claims responsibility.
In the last few minutes Gaza-based terrorists have fired a salvo of rockets at towns in southern Israel.
Residents of communities including the Eshkol Region, as well as the towns of Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim, have reported numerous sirens and impact sounds.
In the last few moments Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility for firing the rockets.
“We know that 25 rockets were fired in close succession all over the south,” a senior Israeli official told AFP. Of those, at least five were launched at Sderot; the Iron Dome has stopped some of them from making an impact on Israeli soil, according to the latest updates.
Within the last ten minutes, the count has been updated to 30 rockets, according to Israeli media. No injuries have been reported.
At least of one of the communities near Gaza has been damaged by rocket fire, according to the latest news reports, though it has not been confirmed which one.
Residents are being advised to stay in protective shelters until further updates warrant; the Israeli Police has raised the alert level in throughout the Negev in response to the rocket fire.
IAF helicopters are patrolling the skies near Gaza now, as “security forces and the IDF are weighing the appropriate response,” according to Walla! News.
The rockets are likely response to IAF airstrikes in Gaza on Tuesday, which killed three Islamic Jihad terrorists. Those airstrikes were themselves a response to attempted mortar fire on IDF forces by the terrorists.
It also comes a day after the Israeli navy revealed the contents of the Klos C weapons ship, intercepted on its way to Gaza by Israeli commandos.