Southern Israel

Israel Launches Strikes After Rocket Fire

Hamas claims 7 killed, 25 wounded in assaults on Israel-identified terrorist targets.

07/07/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israel launched an air and sea assault on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip shortly before dawn today in a bid to quell persistent rocket fire on southern Israel from Hamas and other terrorist groups. Eighty rockets were fired on Monday alone.

The Iron Dome air-defense system fires to intercept a rocket over the city of Ashdod on July 8. Getty Images

Israeli Planes Strike Gaza Sites After Rocket Attack

09/09/2012 - 20:00

Israeli airstrikes hit four Gaza sites it says were terror-related.

The early Monday morning strikes by the Air Force on a weapon manufacturing facility, a terror activity site and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, were in "direct response" to rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Direct hits were confirmed on the sites, according to the IDF.

Israel’s Southern Discomfort

Amidst tensions with Egypt, Beersheva rattled by more than 100 rockets from Gaza.
08/22/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israelis in southern Israel were on edge this week, hoping that a shaky cease-fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip would hold after terrorists there fired more than 100 rockets into Israel at the end of last week, forcing more than 500,000 Israelis to return repeatedly to their bomb shelters.

Maya Osher, 27, of Beersheva, said her husband was called to reserve duty after a series of coordinated ground and air terrorist attacks, which killed nine Israelis, began last Thursday.

A Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed this week in Beersheva.
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