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IDF hits terrorist targets in Gaza after day of rocket barrages

Nearly 40 rockets have been launched with some hitting the ground near Kibbutz Kissufim.

Israel Defense Forces on the country's southern border after rockets were fired from terrorists based in the Gaza Strip on May 2, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Israel Defense Forces on the country's southern border after rockets were fired from terrorists based in the Gaza Strip on May 2, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

The Israel Defense Forces struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night following a series of rocket attacks throughout the day, the army said in a statement.

In the latest barrage, terror groups launched rockets at Israeli territory after dark. Sirens sounded in the southern city of Sderot with one of the projectiles intercepted by the Iron Dome air-defense system and the other three landing in open areas.

Four rockets were also launched at Kibbutz Kissufim on Tuesday night, according to the IDF, with one intercepted and the others falling on the ground.

According to Israeli media reports, some three-dozen rockets had been launched during the course of the day from the Palestinian coastal enclave. One of the rockets hit a construction site in Sderot with the shrapnel moderately wounding a 25-year-old foreign national and lightly wounding two other foreign workers. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.

A 75-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were slightly injured when they tripped and were bruised on their way to a protected area. Also, several people were treated for anxiety. In Gaza, it was reported that five Palestinians were moderately and slightly injured by shrapnel from an Iron Dome battery in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

“The security system will act with determination and strength against anyone who tries to harm the citizens of Israel,” said Defense Minister Yoav Gallant after completing a security assessment with IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi.

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel damaged a car in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on May 2, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
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