Israel fired on Gaza — for the first time in 2017

Monday, February 6, the territory of Israel for the first time in 2017 have come under rocket attack from the Gaza strip. According to preliminary data, the rocket fell in an open area and did not cause damage. The IDF responded to the attack with artillery strike in the town of Beit Lahiya in the Gaza strip post by militant Palestinian movement Hamas, which Israel recognized as a terrorist organization.

Around 9:10 on Monday on the territory of the regional Council Hof Ashkelon sounded the «Tseva Adom» — Israeli system to alert about falling missiles. At 9:24 press service of the IDF confirmed the rocket attack from the Gaza strip, NEWSru Israel. According to preliminary data, the rocket fell in an open area without causing damage.

According to the Palestinian Agency Safa, the Israeli military in response to shelling fired several artillery shells at targets in the area of Beit Lahiya. The press service of the IDF reported that shots were fired post for Hamas militants, without specifying information about the damage.

However, the Hamas website «Palestinian information center» reports that the Israeli military also opened fire from heavy machine guns and took to the air with helicopters. The shelling of Israel, no one was hurt and no damage, the report said.

This rocket fire from the Gaza strip has become the first in 2017 and for the last three and a half months, said NEWSru Israel. Previous attempt a similar attack was recorded on 24 October 2016. Then, the air force, the IDF struck back at Hamas targets, although the rocket is not flown border fence.

In 2016, there were 12 rocket attacks on Israeli territory from the Gaza strip. In total outside of the sector exploded 16 missiles. As a result of these attacks, no one was hurt and not major damage was done. Such a low intensity rocket attacks from Gaza has not been observed since 2001, emphasizes NEWSru Israel.

For any attacks on Israeli territory from the Gaza strip into Israel blames on Hamas, as this organization is monitoring the sector since the summer of 2007.




Israel fired on Gaza — for the first time in 2017 06.02.2017

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