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An Iron Dome Missile Defense battery in Sderot fires an intercepting missile, August 9, 2018.

A single rocket fired from Gaza towards Kibbutz Nahal Oz was successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome system, according to local sources.

“One launch from the Gaza Strip was detected, and was intercepted by the air defense fighters,” according to the Israel Defense Forces.


The Red Alert incoming rocket siren was triggered Saturday night just before 7pm in the community, located along the Gaza border, sending hundreds of families racing for bomb shelters.

Communities located along the Gaza border have a maximum 15-second window within which to reach a safe space before a rocket potentially lands in their area.

“After a search was conducted, no rocket fall was found in the areas of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, and no physical harm or property damage was reported,” Sha’ar HaNegev spokesperson Adi Meiri said.

“May we continue to have a calm and quiet week.”


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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.