For the third night in a row, Hamas militants have shelled the territory of Israel. The first rocket fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome over the Israeli town of Sderot late Sunday night. The second rocket was intercepted a few hours later, following the response attack by Israeli warplanes.
Rockets from the Gaza Strip are now shelling Israeli territory on a regular basis. However, their number usually does not exceed one rocket at a time and they are easily intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome.
According to the Times of Israel, three Israelis were lightly injured on September 13, as they scrambled for shelter, according to medics. Another two Israelis were treated by medics for acute anxiety attacks, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.
In response to the first rocket, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of air strikes, targeting Hamas facilities. According to the IDF, four military bases, including an underground tunnel, weapons storage and production facilities were hit.
Following the 2nd rocket, the IDF warplanes struck a Hamas military post and a machine gun which was used to fire toward Israel.
Satellite imagery of the sites in Gaza that were struck was later released by the IDF.
The air strikes of Israeli Air Force have responded to rockets fired from Gaza, as well as to arson balloons, on a regular basis since the major escalation in May that resulted in signing of a ceasefire deal with Hamas.
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