Over 100 Terrorist Rockets Launched into Israel
Stand for Israel | May 4, 2019
The recent calm on Israel’s southern border was shattered on Saturday morning, as terrorists launched more than 100 rockets into Israeli territory. The Times of Israel reports that there were no casualties, although an Israeli home was directly hit by one projectile:
Over 100 rockets were launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip Saturday morning and Israel responded with strikes as a fragile ceasefire along the border again faltered.
Starting at 10 a.m. and into the early afternoon warning sirens were heard in Rehovot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Sderot and multiple other communities in the Gaza periphery. The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted dozens of projectiles.
A home in a community in the Eshkol Regional Council suffered a direct hit, without casualties, as the residents had run to a nearby shelter moments earlier once sirens were heard. Police were at the scene.
Also in Eshkol, a rocket fell inside a community but did not cause damage. Another rocket impacted on Route 4, a major highway, near Ashkelon. Sappers were on the scene.
Magen David Adom said none were injured by the rocket barrages. However, a 15-year-old boy was lightly hurt running to a shelter, and two people suffered from shock.
In its initial response to the attacks, the IDF said the air force struck at least two rocket launchers in the Strip, and tanks fired at several posts belonging to the Hamas terror group, which rules Gaza.
Shortly after 2 p.m. the army said fighter jets had begun a series of strikes on Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror targets…
Please pray for God’s continued protection over the people of Israel.