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January 15, 2014 9:19 pm

Iron Dome Intercepts Five Rockets Fired Toward Ashkelon

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Israel's 5th Iron Dome battery. Photo: MOD.

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted 5 rockets fired by Gaza based Palestinian Arab terrorists toward the coastal city of Ashkelon early Thursday morning, Israeli media reported.

The attacks caused no injures or damage, according to reports.

“Warning sirens wailed in the southern city shortly before 2 a.m. local time, alerting residents to quickly find shelter,” The Times of Israel said.

Earlier this week, more rockets were fired as Israel buried former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his family ranch near the Gaza border. Israel responded by striking terror sites in Gaza.

The Israel Defense Forces routinely stipulate that they hold terror group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, responsible for all attacks emanating from the territory.

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  • Shaun Donaldson

    It is excellent that Israel has an effective missile defence system for such measures would be sought and introduced by any governed region when subjected to such attacks. However, if these violent incursions were happening to other countries in the world it would no doubt galvanize the attention of the UN and the global media. In addition, Israel is faced with the immense challenges of responding without causing harm to other parties within a densely populated region such as Gaza. If such events do occur then the spotlight is drawn to these effects without giving proper and appropriate attention to the original aggressive acts.

  • Let’s begin to organize business join ventures with the palestinians
    They will have more opportunities for making more successes and will improve their lives. Everybody will win.

  • Uziel

    You can’t win a boxing match by just dodging the punches.

    As long as Israel does not respond in a “adequate” manner, these missiles will never stop.
    The ONLY way to stop them is by “RETURNING THE FAVOR”: you send a missile – I send a missile. This system should be checked entirely by satellites, that will give the exact time on the second when they were fired and of course by whom.
    You want it to stop – you stop.

    • srbenda iz b.topole

      Uziel…absolutely support’re totally right.Greetings from Serbia.