Militants from Gaza fired a pair of rockets at Israel on Monday, one of which would be intercepted by Iron Dome, while the other landed inside of the Strip; This was the first rocket fire to occur since the 11-day volley in May.
Sirens sounded in southern Israel on Monday after militants affiliated with Hamas fired two rockets towards the Jewish State, which would result in zero injuries and/or casualties. Monday’s rocket attack is reportedly the first of its kind since May when the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) squared off with Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) for 11 days.
According to reports, one of the two rockets was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system, while the other landed inside of the Strip, endangering the Arab population. The story was similar back in May, though in that instance, it was hundreds of rockets as opposed to one, injuring and killing many civilians.
Following the attack, the IDF said, “One launch was spotted from the Gaza Strip, which was shot down by air defense soldiers.” Furthermore, at least one government official representing the region called for the IDF to respond to the attack.
While rocket attacks have not been a frequent event since May, Israel has dealt with a host of attacks from Hamas militants consisting of incendiary balloons and kites. Monday’s attempted attack came while officials and firefighters continue to regain control over a massive wildfire outside of Jerusalem that has already consumed over 6,000 acres of land.