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Iron Dome system Photo: Hertzl Yosef
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Iron Dome intercepts 2 rockets fired at Israel

Terrorists in Gaza fire at Ashkelon after IDF retaliates for terror attacks, system to be re-deployed in Beersheba

Ynet reporters
Latest Update: 08.18.11, 23:43 / Israel News

While the IDF continued to search for the terrorists who committed four deadly attacks in the south, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets fired at Ashkelon from Gaza.

 

Four rockets were fired altogether, of which the system intercepted two. The other two exploded in open spaces, and no injuries or damage were reported.

  

Full coverage of terror attacks:

 

Of the first rocket attack, Yaakov Ronen, a resident of the city, told Ynet, "I heard a siren and went to the window. I am certain that Iron Dome was activated because I saw smoke go up."

 

Lucy Zutub, another resident of the city, also reported hearing a loud blast.

  

Meanwhile, defense officials said Thursday that Iron Dome would be re-deployed in Beersheba, due to fears that the IDF's retaliation in Gaza to the days' terror attacks would cause an escalation of violence there, as well.

 

On Sunday the southern city's residents were frightened by a rocket that exploded near its entrance. No injuries or damage were reported.

 

Ilana Curiel, Shmulik Hadad, and Abigail Looshi contributed to this report

 

 

First Published: 08.18.11, 21:24

 

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