Thursday, August 18, 2011
18-Aug-11: And again - rockets
From JPost tonight: On Thursday night, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed south of Ashkelon. Defense officials ordered security officers in communities along the border with Gaza to prepare for an escalation in rocket fire. The Iron Dome counter-rocket defense system later intercepted a Grad-model Katyusha rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at Ashkelon. And from Ynet tonight (around 10:30pm): The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two more rockets that were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Ashkelon. Earlier, the Iron Dome system intercepted at least one of two rockets fired at the city. The military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees claimed responsibility for the earlier rocket attacks.