Israeli air defense system “Iron Dome” intercepted on Saturday evening, April 24, one missile fired into the country from the Gaza Strip. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) press service reported this.
“After air-alert sirens went off in the city of Sderot and areas adjacent to the Gaza Strip in Israel, we report that one rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. It was intercepted by the “Iron Dome” air defense system,” the report says.
It is noted that the rocket exploded near the security fence.
On April 23, it became known that three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, one of which was intercepted by the “Iron Dome” air defense system. The next day an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tank struck a Palestinian Hamas military position in the Gaza Strip.
The enclave responded by firing another five rockets into Israeli territory.
In all, radicals from the Gaza Strip fired 36 rockets into Israeli territory between Friday evening and Saturday morning, with the Iron Dome air defense system intercepting six of them, while the rest exploded in unpopulated areas. The Israeli army responded by hitting a number of Hamas military installations in the Strip.
Saturday night was the most powerful rocket attack on Israel since February 2020, when some 80 shells were fired at the Jewish state in a 24-hour period.