Over 120 rockets strike Israel, IAF targets terror sites in Gaza

Revised rocket count: 128 rockets have hit Israel since Saturday. IAF aircarft targeted a weapons storage facility along with two launching sites in the Gaza Strip

Date: 12/11/2012, 3:15 PM     Author: IDF Website

4:30 PM: A rocket was fired from Gaza and hit the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

6:00 am: This morning, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel.

2:15 am: A short while ago, IAF aircraft targeted a weapon storage facility in the central Gaza Strip, as well as two launching sites in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed. The strikes come in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Since Saturday, November 10, 2012, over 120 rockets launched from the Gaza Strip have struck Israel.
 
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.

Monday, November 12

7:35 p.m. - Correction - Due to a reporting error, the previous count of 149 rocket strikes has been revised. Since Saturday November 10th, 121 rockets launched from the Gaza Strip have hit Israel.

3:15 PM: A short while ago, a rocket that was fired from Gaza hit the southern Israeli town of Netivot, bringing today's total to 12.

12:56 p.m. - Rocket fire from Gaza at southern Israel has continued today. So far, 148 rockets have been fired at Israel since Saturday (November 10).

9:54 a.m. - A short time ago, the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. Earlier, a rocket fired from Gaza directly hit a house in the southern Israeli town of Netivot.

House in Netivot struck by rocket fired from Gaza

House in Netivot struck by rocket fired from Gaza

5:04 a.m. - Over 110 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel since Saturday (November 10th).

In response to the rocket fire at Israel, overnight IAF aircraft targeted a terror tunnel and a weapons storage facility in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a launching site in the southern Gaza Strip.

Direct hits were confirmed.

Sunday, November 11

9:00 p.m. - Rocket fire on southern Israel has continued into the evening, with two houses suffering direct hits - one in the city of Sderot and one in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. There were no reports of injuries in those incidents, but the rockets damaged the houses.

So far, over 100 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel in the past two days.

1:30 p.m. - Rocket fire from Gaza onto southern Israel has continued today (Sunday, November 11). In the past hour, 10 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel.

Since yesterday evening, 69 rockets have been fired at Israel.

3:13 a.m. - In response to recent events, overnight IAF aircraft targeted a weapons manufacturing facility, two weapons storage facilities, and two rocket-launching sites in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a weapons storage facility and a terror activity site in the southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.
 
Over the past seven hours, over 30 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip, hitting southern Israel.

Saturday, November 10

11:30 p.m. - A short while ago, the IDF targeted a rocket launching squad in the northern Gaza Strip moments after it fired rockets towards southern Israel. A direct hit was confirmed.

Over the past few hours, 25 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have hit southern Israel.

9:15 p.m. - A battery of the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted a rocket over the Israeli city of Ashdod a short time ago. Another rocket fell in an open area near Ashdod. So far, eight rockets have been fired into Israel in the past hour.

9:00 p.m. - Terrorists have fired a number of rockets at southern Israel this evening. The Home Front Command has directed residents of communities near the Gaza Strip to remain within 15 seconds from protected areas and not to remain in open areas. Should they hear any explosion or red alert, these residents should immediately enter a protected area and wait for further instructions.

7:30 p.m. - A short while ago, an anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF patrol along the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. Four soldiers were injured as a result.

In response, the IDF targeted several sites in the Gaza Strip.

IDF Spokesperson Yoav (Poly) Mordechai called the attack on IDF soldiers "very serious," saying that "we hold Hamas responsible for this incident."

The incident follows the explosion of a tunnel containing explosives on Thursday (November 8) during activity carried out by IDF forces in southern Gaza intended to locate terrorists' explosives.