Saturday, September 19, 2015

19-Sep-15: Gaza rockets: Another Friday night attack

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a rocket heading for the southern coastal city of Ashkelon around midnight on Friday night, the Jewish Sabbath. Another rocket attack - thought to comprise two separate rockets - at about 8:45 pm Friday night produced explosions in a residential area of Sderot where some property damage - including to a bus - resulted. Jerusalem Post says a house was also hit.

One report says Sderot's public bomb shelters, which are programmed to open automatically when Tzeva Adom (Color Red) incoming-rocket sirens sound, failed to unlock during the Friday night attack. Several people had to be medically treated for shock.

Times of Israel says the intercept in the skies above Ashkelon
was the first since last summer’s war between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip last summer.
"Credit" was rapidly claimed by one of the proliferating Gaza Strip terror industry groups, the so-called Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade, also known as Ahfad Ashaba, which first emerged (and was probably created) in the last few months.

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