Eight rockets were just launched from Gaza. According to the IDF, two were intercepted by the Iron Dome.
Sirens sounded in the city of Sderot and the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. More details to follow. pic.twitter.com/RXtqp87Mwu— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 8, 2018
Following the previous report regarding sirens heard in the city of Sderot and the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, eight projectile launches were identified from Gaza at Israel. The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted two of the launches.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 8, 2018
One of those rockets hit a home in Sderot, Israel and injured at least one person.
Another rocket (or the same rocket?) exploded near people and children in Sderot and was caught on video. They are screaming and running:
Raw footage: children in the city of Sderot, Israel, running as a rocket from Gaza explodes near them pic.twitter.com/opqy7XDCp8— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 8, 2018
If I had just read this in a report, I don’t know that I would have fully understood the danger and panic sent by these rockets. That video really brings home just what Israelis are dealing with having terrorists living right next door in Gaza.
Here are some photos of the damage:
And this is from earlier today:
A short while ago, terrorists fired shots at civilians engaged in the construction of the barrier along the security fence near the northern Gaza Strip. An engineering vehicle was hit. pic.twitter.com/QT7wa2UIvV— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 8, 2018
Earlier today, terrorists fired shots at an engineering vehicle near the northern Gaza Strip. In response, an IDF tank targeted a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 8, 2018
Over four hours ago, the IDF said they would not tolerate any aggression against Israel:
The IDF operates in order to ensure the security of civilians in the area, will not tolerate any aggression against Israeli civilians or soldiers, and is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 8, 2018
It sounds like they need to begin one of their scenarios in response to all of this. We’ll let you know what develops.