Iron Dome in action
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Massive rocket barrage fired at Israel; house hit
Air raid sirens sound in various southern towns after three hours of calm. Grad hits house in Beer Tuvia but causes no injuries. Iron Dome intercepts two rockets

After nearly three hours of quiet, Gaza's rocket fire resumed: Air raid sirens sounded in Ashdod, Gan Yavne, Kiryat Malachi, Beer Tuvia, Gedera and other southern towns around 11 pm.


A Grad rocket hit a house in the Beer Tuvia Regional Council. Great damage was caused to the house but there were no injuries as the family was in a fortified space.


Two rockets fired at Ashdod were intercepted by the Iron Dome system; two others landed in open areas near Gan Yavne and Kiryat Malachi. One interception attempt failed.


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Later, three rockets were fired at the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.


Meanwhile, the IDF continues to pound Gaza's terror groups. Palestinian sources reported that four people were killed in Air Force strikes in the Tel al-Islam region and in Rafah.

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Rocket hits house in Beer Tuvia (Photo: Ido Erez)


Palestinian sources also reported that IAF planes bombed Hamas' naval police post west of Beit Lahia.


The IDF has hit more than 1,100 terror targets in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense. Some 130 of those were hit on Sunday. A total of 540 rockets exploded in Israel since Wednesday, 31 of which exploded in urban areas.


Failed interception attempt (Video courtesy of Channel 10)    (באדיבות ערוץ 10)


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More than 70 rockets exploded in Israel on Sunday, four of which hit urban areas. Some 285 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system since the beginning of the operation.


Hamas' deputy politburo chief Mousa Abu Marzook said Sunday that the group rejected Israel's terms for a ceasefire.


In an interview with al-Arabiya, he said that Israel is discussing a possible settlement with Egyptian mediators but has presented two pre-conditions that were not acceptable as far as Hamas is concerned.




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