In early hours on August 16th, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. It marked the first rocket attack since the recent Israel’s 11-day assault on the Gaza Strip in May.
Air raid sirens have sounded in the town of Sderot in southern Israel.
According to the Israeli Defense Forces, only one rocket launch was identified and the rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome Air Defense System.
Video showing the rocket interception over the town of Sderot was released online.
Foguete lançado para Sderot, Israel foi interceptado pelo Iron Dome. pic.twitter.com/2MP5NdGW1e
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The rocket fire is the first such provocation after three months of relative calm.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The rocket strike may be a response to the arrests of Palestinians in the West Bank. The attack was carried out a few hours after four Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in one of the deadliest raids in the area.
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