update deskIsrael at War

‘Significant drop-off’ in rocket attacks since IDF entered Gaza

Israel sees downward trend in air raid sirens.

Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, Oct. 10, 2023. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.
Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, Oct. 10, 2023. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Israel has seen a decrease in red alert sirens warning of incoming rockets, drones and terrorist infiltrations in recent weeks, IDF Home Front Command data shows.

In the week of Nov. 5-11, there were 420 alerts in regions across the country. From Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, there were 582. From Oct. 22 to 28, there were 802 alerts. From Oct. 15 to 21, there were 818. From Oct. 8 to 14, there were 1,749 alerts.

In the first hours of the murderous Oct. 7 assault on the northwestern Negev, Hamas terrorists in Gaza fired more than 3,000 rockets at Israeli territory.

More than 9,500 missiles, rockets and drones have been fired at Israel since the start of the war from Gaza and other fronts, i.e. Lebanon and Yemen, according to the IDF.

Around 2,000 of the missiles, rockets and drones heading towards population centers and civilian areas were intercepted by Israel’s aerial defense array, with the others striking open areas on land and at sea.

Around 12% of the rockets fell short, striking in Gaza and endangering civilians there.

“With the entry of forces on the ground, there has been a significant drop-off in the number of launches,” the military said.

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