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IDF strikes Gaza after rocket fired at Ashkelon

Military says targeted Hamas weapons production sites and positions hours after rocket intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system; Israeli observation balloon crashes within Gaza

Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri |
Published: 06.18.22, 07:28
The IDF struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to a rocket fired at the southern city of Ashkelon hours earlier.
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  • Among the targets were weapons production sites and Hamas positions along the border with Israel.
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    Archive picture of an Iron Dome system activated to intercept a rocket from Gaza in April
    Archive picture of an Iron Dome system activated to intercept a rocket from Gaza in April
    Archive: Iron Dome triggered by incoming attack from Gaza in April
    (Photo: Rafi Sasson)
    The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
    This was the first time in about two months that a rocket has been fired into Israel from the Palestinian enclave.
    This came less than 24 hours after three Palestinians were killed by IDF troops during a raid in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
    According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, three men were killed, and eight others were wounded in the incident.
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    מחבלים הרוגים ליד מחנה הפליטים בג'נין
    מחבלים הרוגים ליד מחנה הפליטים בג'נין
    IDF forces raid the Jenin refugee camp on Friday
    (Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
    The military said in a statement that soldiers identified a suspicious vehicle standing at the side of a road when gunmen started firing at troops from inside the vehicle. The soldiers responded with live fire.
    In a separate incident, an Israeli surveillance balloon crashed over the Gaza Strip Friday afternoon.
    Palestinian media reported that Hamas got a hold of the balloon and that the IDF fired two missiles at a target in an open area near the Erez Border Crossing in Gaza, purportedly to prevent sensitive technology from falling into the wrong hands. The military denied it has opened fire.
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