Palestinian Islamists fired a rocket last night from the Gaza Strip toward Israel’s southern communities. Air raid sirens were sounded across the Eshkol Regional Council, forcing the civilian communities in the region to once again rush to bomb shelters within an IDF Home Front Command instructed-timeframe of 15 seconds.
Thankfully, no injuries or damage were reported, as an Iron Dome anti-rocket Defense System intercepted the incoming projectile. The rocket was fired in the aftermath of a decision that was made by the Israeli Military’s coordinator of government activities in the territories to impose a full naval blockade on the Palestinian enclave until further notice, in response to a growing number of incendiary terrorism that emanates from the Islamist-invested territory.
The Jewish National Fund, which monitors the devastating phenomenon, told TV7 that there have been 20 separate incidents of blazes caused by incendiary attacks. The organization further noted that since the Holiday of Passover, almost seven weeks ago, some 110 separate fires were recorded – devastating thousands of dunams of nature reserves and agricultural fields.
Meanwhile, in response to the indiscriminate Palestinian rocket-fire, Israeli Air Force fighter-jets attacked a militant-compound belonging to the Islamist Hamas organization in the southern Gaza Strip.
The IDF spokesperson’s unit said in a statement that the intended target was an “underground facility” within the compound, yet stopped short of elaborating on its contents. The statement further reiterated that “The IDF will continue operating against any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and views the Hamas terror organization accountable for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it.”