Palestinians from the Gaza Strip launch 2 Grad rockets into southern Israel; buildings damaged in Netivot; Iron Dome battery stationed in Beersheba does not launch intercept.
PHOTO: NIKOLA SOLIC / REUTERS
Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip fired two Grad rockets into Israel overnight Saturday, damaging two buildings in Netivot and causing five civilians to suffer shock symptoms. The attacks came just days after an escalation along Israel’s southern border which resulted in the killing of six Palestinians the IDF said were plotting terrorist attacks against Israelis.
Around 2:00 a.m., terrorists fired a Grad rocket at Beersheba. Residents in the city heard an explosion, but there were no reports of damage. Authorities searched the city for the remains of the rocket. The Iron Dome battery stationed near the city did not launch an intercept as the Grad fell in an open area and did not endanger the civilian population.