Failed Rocket Launch Wounds 7 in Gaza

19 September, 2019   |   4 weeks ago

A rocket launched by terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening fell short inside the Strip and exploded on a house in the city of Rafiah, wounding seven people.

The IDF stated that a failed launch was identified from the Gaza Strip, but did not cross into Israeli territory. No sirens went off.

Gazan terrorists have misfired rockets and hit targets inside the strip on several occasions.

The Islamic Jihad terror group in May 2019 admitted that a rocket it fired killed a baby and a woman in the Gaza Strip, despite initial claims she was killed in an Israeli strike.

During Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, Hamas rockets landed on a Gazan power plant and knocked out the power supply to thousands of homes.