Iron Dome intercepts five Gaza rockets fired at Ashkelon

The Iron Dome battery in Ashkelon. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

( The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted five Gaza rockets fired at Ashkelon on Thursday. 

In response, the Israel Air Force made “direct hits” on four terror targets in northern Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported. Earlier in the week, Hamas fired rockets at Israel on the day of former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s funeral, despite a warning by Israel to halt fire on that day.

Posted on January 16, 2014 .