Rockets Fired Toward Tel Aviv
Yesterday two rockets were sent from Hamas in Gaza headed for Tel Aviv. Fortunately both were intercepted by the Israel Iron Dome. There were no injuries. This is the first time since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge War that rockets were seen heading to Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is rated as the #1 city in the Middle East, a location destination for travelers and the Silicone Valley of Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu met with his council and determined to send a message back that terrorism against Israel will not be tolerated. In response to the two rockets fired at Tel Aviv, Israeli war planes hit over 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday-Friday. Its targets had included a Gaza City building used to plan and command Hamas terror activities, an underground complex that served as Hamas’ main rocket-manufacturing site, and a center used for Hamas drone development. There were no reports of casualties in Gaza. Israel holds Hamas, the Islamist terror group that rules the Strip, responsible for any attacks emanating from the coastal enclave. Since that time, Hamas declared that the initial attack was an accident.
However, eleven more rockets were sent from Gaza overnight and landed in Israeli border communities near Gaza. One of those cities was Sderot where Song For Israel placed our first bomb shelter. When the warning sirens went off, the girls at the Eden Center ran to our bomb shelter for safety. The Israeli army said that six of the nine rockets were intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome missile-defense system and one failed to clear the border. The other two fell in an open field. There were no reports of injuries or damage. We praise God for that!
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