(February 11, 2023 / JNS) Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Saturday night, according to the military.
Sirens sounded in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, along the Gaza-Israel border, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
No injuries or damage were reported.
בהמשך לדיווח הראשוני, זוהה שיגור אחד מרצועת עזה אשר יורט על ידי לוחמי ההגנה האווירית
— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) February 11, 2023
It was the second such incident in as many weeks, coming after terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at Israel on Feb. 1. That projectile was also downed by Iron Dome.
In late January, terrorists in the coastal enclave launched a barrage of rockets at Israeli communities, prompting retaliatory strikes against Hamas military assets.
The attack also comes on the heels of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem earlier in the day which left three people dead; Alter Shlomo Lederman, 20; Asher Menachem Paley, 8; and his brother, Yaakov Israel Paley, 6.
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