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Iron Dome Intercepts Rocket Launched from the Gaza Strip

August 3, 2020
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Israeli police in Sderot after a rocket was fired and damage was caused.

Monday, 3 August 2020 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] reported on Sunday that the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

The launch set off sirens in the southern town of Sderot as well as in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in the northwestern Negev.

As sirens blared, dozens of citizens were enjoying the inauguration screening at a new drive-in cinema complex at Sderot’s municipal market.

A vehicle was damaged by shrapnel following the interception near the Gaza border.

No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack.

A Hamas operative who fled to Israel after facing persecution from the group and “family issues” brought in a trove of valuable intelligence on the Gaza terrorist faction, Shin Bet [Israeli internal] security service said last Thursday.

The organization named the man as Izz al-Din Hussein, a 24-year-old member of the Hamas air defense unit from Jabaliya in northern Gaza, who swam to Israel from the coastal enclave and was immediately arrested by the IDF.

The Shin Bet said that Hussein told investigators he was drafted into the military wing of Hamas in 2013. From 2018 until his detention, he was a member of the Hamas air defense unit, holding a command position as head of a squadron using shoulder-fired missiles.

Posted on August 3, 2020

Source: (This article was published by Ynetnews on August 2, 2020. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

Photo Credit: Micky Rosenfeld/Police foreign press spokesman