4 rockets fired from Gaza; one intercepted, others fall short in Strip


Gaza: Four rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening, one of which was intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, the military said.

Shortly after 9 p.m., incoming rocket sirens sounded in the towns of Kissufim, Ein HaShlosha, and Nirim, near the Gaza border, as one rocket was launched from the Strip.

The Israel Defense Forces initially said it was not clear if the Iron Dome system successfully intercepted the incoming projectile, but in a later statement confirmed it had.

Medical officials said there were no reports of injuries following the rocket attack.

About an hour later, three more rockets were launched from Gaza at southern Israel, but fell short in the Strip, the military said.

Incoming rocket sirens did not sound in Israel as the rockets were expected to land in uninhabited areas, but an alert was activated near one northern Gaza border town on the Home Front Command mobile application.

The rocket fire came hours after a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad was killed during an Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin. The Gaza-based PIJ identified Farouk Salameh as a “commander” in the terror group.

In a joint statement, the IDF and Border Police said Salameh was involved in the killing of a veteran police commando earlier this year, and had been planning further attacks.


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