A failed rocket attack launched by Gaza terrorists late Friday night still sent numerous Israelis racing for safety, some waking their children, others grabbing sleeping toddlers and babies and carrying them to bomb shelters as they ran. No one could afford to gamble.
Israel’s Red Alert incoming rocket warning system was activated in the southern Jewish community of Kissufim at 11:46 pm, when most families were fast asleep after enjoying a Sabbath meal. Residents know they have no time to waste: the community is located along the Gaza border, in an area where they have just 15 seconds to reach safety before a rocket impact.
2 rockets fired by terrorists in Gaza attempting to kill Israelis. The rockets landed in Gaza instead of Israel, so they could have killed Palestinians. Again, Hamas and/or Palestinian Islamic Jihad threaten everyone’s safety. Time to think about a real future for Palestinians.
— Jason D. Greenblatt (@jdgreenblatt45) October 4, 2019
This time, they got lucky. The impact was felt on the launchers’ side of the border.
“Two launches from the Gaza Strip were identified that did not cross into Israel,” the IDF Spokesperson said. It’s not yet known who fired the rockets.
No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the launches and it is not known whether any damage or injuries were caused by the rockets.