Gaza terrorists fired dozens of rockets at Israel in the past three days. 70 terrorist rockets have hit southern Israel since Wednesday afternoon.
FRIDAY MARCH 14
11:40 AM: Terrorists fired another rocket at Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. This is the 70th rocket to hit Israel since Wednesday.
12:30 AM: In response to continuous rocket attacks, IAF aircraft targeted four terror sites in the southern Gaza Strip and three additional terror sites in the northern Gaza Strip.
“Civilians in southern Israel face an unbearable reality, a reality the IDF will not allow to become routine,” IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. “We will continue to retaliate to the aggression emanating from the Hamas run Gaza Strip. Militants attacking Israel from the Gaza Strip will not feel safe, will pay the price and will find that their actions are futile.”
Since the start of 2014, Gaza terrorists have fired about 110 rockets at Israel. Wednesday’s rocket fire is the largest attack against Israeli civilians since Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012. The IDF will do everything in its power to fight Gaza terrorism and protect the people of Israel.
THURSDAY MARCH 13
Gaza terrorists launched 18 rockets at Israel on Thursday. Eight of these rockets hit Israel. The Iron Dome intercepted two rockets, and eight rockets landed in Palestinian areas.
10:35 PM: A terrorist rocket struck southern Israel near Be’eri.
9:40 PM: Terrorists fired five rockets at Israel. The Iron Dome system intercepted one of the rockets, and the rest landed in Gaza.
8:45 PM: Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at Israel. The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted it above the Israeli community of Netivot.
8:00 PM: Three terrorist rockets from Gaza landed in Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel.
5:30 PM: A terrorist rocket from Gaza hit the Ashkelon region.
2:00 PM: The IAF retaliated to continuing rocket fire by targeting seven terror sites in the southern Gaza Strip.
“Since yesterday we have seen a substantial deterioration in the safety of the residents in southern Israel,” IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. “We have responded and will continue to do so in order to eliminate threats as they develop. This is our obligation and responsibility to those exposed to Gaza terrorism.”
10:40 AM: Terrorists fired several rockets at populated areas in Ashdod and Ashkelon.
9:00 AM: Terrorists fired four rockets at southern Israel.
2:00 AM: Terrorists continued attacks overnight, firing a rocket at Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 12
Moments after the first rocket attacks, “Code Red” sirens sounded in Israeli communities, where children were heading home from school. The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three of the rockets.
The IDF responded to the attacks in the evening, hitting two terror locations in the northern and southern Gaza Strip with artillery fire. A short time later, IDF aircraft struck more than 29 terror sites in Gaza.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad was behind Wednesday’s rocket attacks. However, Hamas is responsible for all attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip.