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Terrorists in Gaza fire at Ashkelon after IDF retaliates for terror attacks, system to be re-deployed in Beersheba
While the IDF continued to search for the terrorists who committed four deadly attacks in the south, the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets fired at Ashkelon from Gaza.
Four rockets were fired altogether, of which the system intercepted two. The other two exploded in open spaces, and no injuries or damage were reported.
Of the first rocket attack, Yaakov Ronen, a resident of the city, told Ynet, “I heard a siren and went to the window. I am certain that Iron Dome was activated because I saw smoke go up.”
Lucy Zutub, another resident of the city, also reported hearing a loud blast. Meanwhile, defense officials said Thursday that Iron Dome would be re-deployed in Beersheba, due to fears that the IDF’s retaliation in Gaza to the days’ terror attacks would cause an escalation of violence there, as well.