Photo: Eshkol Regional Council
Rocket hits Eshkol
Photo: Eshkol Regional Council
Rockets hit Sderot after salvo intercepted over Ashkelon
Iron Dome intercepts two Gaza rockets fired at Israel in morning after night barrage saw rockets intercepted over central Israel, with sirens being sounded in center at nighttime for first time since first Gulf War.

Two rockets exploded in the southern city of Sderot and ignited a brush fire. At around noon Tuesday, two rockets fell in open areas and two were intercepted in a rocket barrage. Earlier a rocket fired from Gaza fell inside the Strip.



Overnight Monday, rockets were fired at central and southern Israel, with sirens waking residents of the greater Tel Aviv area for the first time since 1991, during the first Gulf War, when last sirens were heard during the nighttime.


From around 1 pm to 3 pm, over 10 rockets were fired at Israel, with one failing to cross the border and falling in Gaza.


Shortly before 2:30 pm, two rocket fell in Sderot, a little earlier another rocket fired from Gaza exploded inside the Strip.


At around 1:30 pm, two rockets fell outside an Eshkol Regional Council community, and two additional rockets fell in the area roughly 45 minutes later.


At around 11 am Tuesday morning at least four rockets were fired at southern Israel, with two falling in the Eshkol Regional Council while two were intercepted over Ashkelon.


Two rockets fell in open areas in central Israel in Rishon Lezion while a third rocket was felled by Iron Dome over Ashdod at around 2:30 am. Sirens were also heard in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council at around the same time.


On Monday, four IDF soldiers were killed, while at least six other people were wounded, some seriously and critically, by mortar fire on Eshkol near the Gaza border early. Because this was a mortar and not a rocket, there was no Code Red siren. Hamas claimed responsibility for the mortar attack.



First published: 29.07.14, 12:06
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