Operation Breaking Dawn: Over 200 Rockets Fired at Israel

Stand for Israel  |  August 6, 2022

Rockets being fired by Islamic Jihad toward Israel from the Gaza Strip, on August 6, 2022, during Operation Breaking Dawn

Israel is once again under attack.

Since Friday afternoon, terrorists in Gaza have fired more than 200 rockets at the Jewish state, targeting innocent citizens in southern Israeli cities, as well as in the central Israel city of Modiin.

The Israel Defense Forces has launched Operation Breaking Dawn, a military campaign aimed at stopping the attacks and breaking the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.

The Jerusalem Post’s Anna Ahronheim reports on this latest string of rocket attacks on Israel’s people and Israel’s response:

The IDF is continuing Operation Breaking Dawn against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip as over 200 rockets were launched toward Israel in less than 24 hours. 

Rocket launches began shortly before 9 p.m., with sirens blaring in southern Israeli communities near the border as well as Sderot, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Yavne. Sirens were also activated in the central Israeli cities of Rishon Lezion, Holon and Bat Yam, but the IDF later said that the sirens were a false alarm.

By Saturday afternoon, close to 200 rockets had been launched by the terror group toward Israel, with 130 crossing into the Jewish state, most of them intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Others fell in open areas and the sea – and 30 fell within the Strip itself.

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