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Iron Dome anti-missile defense system in action

DAY’S SUMMARY: At least 80 rockets and mortar shells were fired at Israel by Gaza terrorists on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Four people suffered shrapnel wounds, including one IDF soldier who was listed in fair condition at Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva was head and limb injuries. Three others were hurt as they raced for safe spaces in Sderot and a fourth suffered severe emotional shock and trauma. The latter four were hospitalized at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

23:59 RED ALERT Lachish, Sha’ar HaNegev, Ashkelon Coastal Region

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23:57 RED ALERT Ashkelon, Beit Shikma, Zikim, Carmia, Yad Mordechai, Erez, Netiv Ha’Asara, Talmei Yafeh, Or Ha’Ner, Ge’ah

23:55 Two rockets land in Kissufim, no warning from the RED ALERT incoming rocket alert system

23:44 RED ALERT Sha’ar HaNegev, Sdot Negev

23:41 RED ALERT Kfar Aza, Sa’ad

23:39 One rocket landed next to Netiv Ha’Asara. No injuries reported.

23:33 RED ALERT Netiv Ha’Asara, Yad Mordechai, Ashkelon Coastal Region

22:30 IRON DOME intercepts one of the rockets fired from Gaza into Israeli territory. A second rocket has landed in open territory.

22:26 RED ALERT Central and Western Negev, Lachish, Ashkelon, Netivot, Beit Shikma, Urim, Patish, Gaza Belt region, Eshkol Regional Council district

22:11 One rocket has landed in an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district. No injuries reported so far.

22:08 RED ALERT Nahal Oz, Alumim, Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council district

21:11 RED ALERT Holit, Nir Yitzhak, Sufa, Central Negev, Gaza Belt, Ohad, Eshkol Regional Council district, Tzohar, Sadeh Nitzan, Talmei Eliyahu, Mivtachim, Ami Oz

20:29 Three rockets have exploded; security personnel are searching for the landing sites

20:24 RED ALERT Nir Oz, Magen, Ein Habashor, Eshkol Regional Council district

19:57 RED ALERT Kissufim

19:54 Four rockets fired at southern Israel, three landed in the area of Kissufim. No injuries reported.

19:51 RED ALERT Kissufim

19:48 RED ALERT Kissufim, Nirim, Ein HaShlosha

18:50 UPDATE ON WOUNDED: Two of the three wounded IDF soldiers have been discharged from Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. One of the four injured civilians has been released from Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

18:06 RED ALERT in the Eshkol Regional Council district, Gaza Belt region, Nirim, Ein HaShlosha, Kissufim,

17:15 UPDATE: Three Sderot residents hurt while running for a bomb shelter, one additional person hospitalized with severe anxiety; all taken to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. Three suffering shrapnel wounds taken to Soroka Medical Center with head and limb injuries: one in fair condition, two in good condition according to hospital spokesperson.

16:49 RED ALERT Holit, Nir Yitzhak, Sufa, Gaza Belt

16:46 RED ALERT Nir Yitzhak, Holit, Sufa, Gaza Belt

16:39 RED ALERT Holit, Nir Yitzhak, Sufa

16:35 Three people sustained shrapnel wounds, according to Galei Tzahal. They are being evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva. A number of people are suffering from severe anxiety and trauma.

16:30 RED ALERT activated in Nahal Oz, Sa’ad, Alumim, Kfar Aza, Gaza Belt

16:25 RED ALERT activated in Sapir College, Sderot, Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, Sapirim Industrial Park, Gevim, Ivim, Nir Am

16:16 RED ALERT activated in Ofakim, Re’im, Be’er Sheva, Ashkelon, Zikim, Carmia, Netiv Ha’Asara, Yad Mordechai, Eshkol Regional Council, Merhavim Regional Council, Central Negev, Western Negev

16:04 RED ALERT activated throughout the Gaza Belt, Ashkelon industrial zone, Central and Western Negev regions

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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 Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.