Photo: Reuters
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Photo: Reuters

Barrage of rockets launched at Gaza border communities

18 Code Red sirens sounded from 10:03 pm to 11:22 pm across Sderot, Kibbutz Gevim, Kibbutz Ibim, Kibbutz Nir am, Kibbutz Mefalsim, Kibbutz Or HaNer, Kibbutz Erez, and moshav Yakhini, ; Iron Dome system intercepts several of the rockets; 2 people very lightly wounded while looking for shelter.

A barrage of 10-12 rockets was fired Friday from Gaza at Israel, with the Iron Dome system intercepting several of them, according to the IDF.



Five consecutive sirens went off at 10:23 pm, two sirens followed at 10:21, three alerts sounded at 10:38, and eight additional Code Red sirens blared at11:22 pm across the southern city of Sderot, Kibbutz Gevim, Kibbutz Nir am, Kibbutz Mefalsim, Kibbutz Or HaNer, Kibbutz Erez, moshav Yakhini, and the village of Ibim.


File Photo (Photo: Reuters)
File Photo (Photo: Reuters)


A 14-year-old boy and a 50-year-old man were very lightly wounded while trying to find shelter as the Code Red Sirens went off.


They were evacuated to receive medical treatment at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.


one women suffering from anxiety was treated in Sderot.  


Video: rockets fired at Gaza border communities    (צילום: טים קניטר, רועי עידן)

Video: rockets fired at Gaza border communities


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The IDF said the incident is being investigated.


Earlier, Four Palestinians in their 20s were shot dead Friday during the weekly Hamas-led Gaza border riots, in which 16,000 Palestinians took part, hurling Molotov cocktails, hand grenades and stones at the security forces, and burning tires.


An Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter helicopters and aircraft attacked three Hamas post in northern Gaza.


The IDF said it had identified two border breaches. The infiltrators returned to the strip shortly after unharmed.


On Wednesday, a Red Code alert sounded at 11:17 pm on across the Eshkol and Merhavim Regional Councils, which were followed by explosive sounds.


At least one rocket exploded in an open area in the eastern part of the Eshkol regional council. No casualties were reported, and according to the IDF, an Iron Dome interceptor missile attempted to down the rocket but failed.


Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircrafts attacked overnight Wednesday eight Hamas sites in Gaza in response to a rocket fired from the strip.


The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit issued an official statement following the strikes, clarifying that among the areas targeted were a military compound, a training camp and a weapons storage facility belonging to the terror group.


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