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HAMAS ATTACKS: Terror group fires rocket at Israel – Israeli warplanes strike back

A rocket exploded between two homes in Sderot, after being shot from northern Gaza.

Rachel Kaplan

A rocket was shot into Sderot along the Gaza border.

A Code Red siren was heard in the region. The IDF confirms that a rocket shot from Beit Hanoun in Gaza landed in Sderot.

When police searched the area, they found a rocket had exploded between two houses in the city of Sderot. Police have closed off the area; a bomb squad is at the scene.

No one is reported injured.

Sderot, a town in the western Negev, has been targeted by more than 10,000 rockets since 2001.

In 2016 alone, 10 rockets from Gaza have struck the western Negev (not including rockets which were shot from Gaza, but fell inside Gaza).

In early July, a rocket from Gaza struck a kindergarten in Sderot. The IDF responded at the time by striking four infrastructure targets in Gaza.

The IAF has returned fire to Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza. No injuries on the Gazan side reported.

The IDF announced on its Hebrew language twitter account, that “in response to a shooting carried out a short time


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