Israel Air Force airstrikes on Hamas terror site after a rocket was fired at Israel on Wednesday night; Rocket intercepted by Iron Dome; IDF uses technology to combat terror, announced new city-based siren system and new Digital Regional Brigade in West Bank.


The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out airstrikes on the Gaza Strip targeting a Hamas underground terror infrastructure in retaliation for a rocket fired at Israel on Wednesday night. The rocket fired was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system with no damages reported. The IDF Spokespersons Unit confirmed the events, releasing a statement on Thursday morning, “A rocket was launched from Gaza at Israeli civilians last night. It did not reach its target, as it was intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System. We responded to the attack by striking an underground terror infrastructure in a Hamas compound in Gaza.”

The IDF also announced a new technological development it is using for more accurate sirens and warnings for incoming rocket attacks. The new technology will now alert specific civilian neighborhoods over general regions with alarms or sirens. It also confirmed on Thursday, “The Israeli air-raid siren system has now become city-specific. Instead of alerting civilians in general vicinity of incoming rockets, Israelis will now be alerted only when their exact neighborhood is targeted. This means fewer Israelis running for their lives.”

Just last week, the IDF announced the new “Digital Regional Brigade”, a digital and technology unit, that will operate in Judea and Samaria in combatting terror and attacks on Israeli civilians. The unit is composed of soldiers trained in advanced technologies and utilizes sophisticated cameras, surveillance, and algorithms to combat and expose terror threats. Earlier this year, the IDF and Defense Ministry also began construction of a smart, underground border barrier with the Gaza Strip to detect terror activity, mainly tunnel construction.


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