Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired at Tel Aviv area
Battery deployed in Tel Aviv area on Saturday makes first interception as air raid sirens sound in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion at around 4:30 pm
For the third time in three days an air raid siren sounded in Tel Aviv. The Iron Dome battery which had been deployed in the region just hours earlier intercepted one rocket fired from Gaza. Another rocket landed in an open area. No injuries were reported.
At around 4:30 pm, an air raid siren sounded in the IDF said that no rockets hit the ground. There were no injuries.
Moment of interception (Photo: Shahar Laudon)
Earlier on Saturday, a barrage of four rockets was fired from Gaza toward Ashdod at around noon Saturday. One of the rockets struck a building in the city and two others landed in a residential area.
A number of people suffered from anxiety. The fourth projectile did not cause any injury but damaged a vehicle. Channel 2 said four people sustained light wounds during the attack on Ashdod. They were evacuated to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.
First interception in Tel Aviv area (Photo: Channel 10)
Running for cover in Tel Aviv (Photo: Dana Kopel)
Roughly 15 minutes after the direct hit on the building the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted another four-rocket salvo that was fired toward Ashdod.
A short while later another rocket launched by Palestinian terrorists hit a house located in the Negev's Eshkol Regional Council.
Siren in Ayalon Highway (Photo: Reuven Schwartz, Yedioth Ahronoth)
The house was empty at the time of the attack. A barrage of five rockets was fired from Gaza toward Beersheba, all exploding in open areas. Four rockets fired toward Be'er Tuvia were intercepted.
Earlier on Saturday, four soldiers sustained light injuries when a mortar landed in the Eshkol Regional Council.
More than 60 rockets were fired toward Israel on Saturday after the Israeli aircraft leveled the Hamas government building in Gaza City.
Gilad Morag contributed to this report