(JNS.org) Five rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza on Sunday night, including two
headed for Ashkelon which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense
system and three which exploded in open areas, Israel Hayom reported. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Palestinian rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.
IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Yoav
“Poly” Mordechai said that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group was behind
the attack, but that Israel “holds Hamas responsible for any terror emanating
from the Gaza Strip.”
“Hamas is still in control of
Gaza, and it bears the responsibility for what goes on there,” Mordechai
were the first Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza to hit Israel in 40
days. On Monday, the Israel Air Force retaliated by attacking two terrorist arms depots, a rocket-launching site, and
another terrorist hub in the Gaza Strip. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the Gaza targets that were
hit belonged to Islamic Jihad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu said, “There was rocket fire into our communities, and the response
came immediately. My policy is to harm anyone who tries to harm us. No trickle,