Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets Fired From Gaza

Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets Fired From Gaza

Diggers are seen near the area where the Israeli forces said a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which was being dug by the enclave's dominant Islamist group, Hamas, was destroyed, near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip December 10, 2017. Israel considers responsible for the "hostile act" committed from the territory of the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, Israeli planes and tanks shelled positions in Gaza after terrorists fired a rocket toward southern Israel, in what was the latest in a series of cross-border exchanges.

According to the press release, air defense siren went off in the regional council of Hof Ashkelon area near the Gaza Strip in southern Israel.

Met Éireann issues Donegal with Storm Caroline weather warning
There will be potentially damaging gusts of up to 80mph there, with higher speeds possible across the Northern and Western Isles. A yellow "be aware" weather warning is in place for the region, which runs from 8am on Thursday until just before midnight.

Update: Reshet Bet says Iron Dome successfully intercepted 2 rockets from Gaza.

He called on Hamas, which had been running the Gaza Strip for the past 10 years, to reactivate the tax collection and to assist through the process of the national reconciliation.

Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, told reporters on Sunday that Israel used a new set of "tools" to destroy the tunnel. The latest wave of rocket fire followed US President Donald Trump's statement on Wednesday recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. They insist that Jerusalem is the single and indivisible capital of Israel.

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