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Iron Dome anti-missile defense battery set up in the southern Israeli city of Sderot fires an intercepting missile.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets that were heading straight for heavily populated areas in Israel’s southern region late Wednesday night after Gaza terrorists launched another rocket attack at the Jewish State.

A third rocket landed in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council district, in the central Negev. Another explosion was reportedly heard in the Merhavim Regional Council district as well.


The Red Alert incoming rocket siren was triggered at around 11:30 pm in the Central Negev communities of Orim and Patish, in the Eshkol Regional Council district, abruptly yanking Jewish families out of their beds and sending them racing for cover. Residents of the Gaza Belt region near the border have only a 15-second window within which to reach a safe space before rockets, missiles and mortar shells land in their vicinity.

No physical injuries were reported.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.