Iron Dome Failed Again: Dozens Of Rockets From Gaza Hit Israel, Provoked Fierce Response

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Iron Dome Failed Again: Dozens Of Rockets From Gaza Hit Israel, Provoked Fierce Response

An explosion during an Israeli air strike on Gaza, August 8, 2018. IMAGE: Reuters

Palestinian fighters fired dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip onto Israel provoking a fierce response by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Late on April 23, the exchange of fire began with the launch of three rockets from Gaza at nearby Israeli settlements. One of the rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system, while the other two landed in an empty area near Gaza’s fence.

The IDF responded to the rocket attack with a series of strikes on positions of the Hamas Movement in the Gaza Strip. In response, more rockets were launched from the Palestinian enclave.

By April 24 morning, a total of 36 rockets were launched from Gaza. According to the IDF, only six were intercepted by the Iron Dome.

Israel’s retaliatory strikes targeted underground infrastructure as well as rocket launchers in the northern, eastern and southern parts of Gaza. No human losses were reported.

The fire exchange in Gaza came in the wake of fierce clashes in Jerusalem between the Israeli police, extremist Jewish activists and Palestinian protesters. Hamas held a series of protests in Gaza to condemn violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem.

The situations in the Gaza Strip is calm as for now. Despite threats from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel will not likely escalate any further.

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