Return of the rockets
For the first time since Operation Pillar of Defense concluded in November, a rocket from Gaza slammed into Ashkelon
this morning. No one was hurt but there was damage to a road.
The rocket failed to trigger an air raid siren, and the IDF is investigating why one did not go off.
"An explosion was
heard in the Ashkelon region experts searched areas experts and found one rocket
that struck, damaging a road but causing no injuries," Rosenfeld
There were no immediate claims of responsibility by any groups
in Gaza, where Egyptian mediators helped achieve a truce after eight days of
punishing Israeli air strikes amid rocket attacks from the coastal territory in
The attack came after the death on Saturday of a
Palestinian detainee in Israeli custody which triggered protests in the occupied
Note no mention of Iron Dome (which I don't believe is dependent on a Code Red warning) either. Hmmm.
Labels: Ashkelon, Gaza, Iron Dome, Operation Pillar of Defense, rockets