Rocket Launched at Israel, Explodes in Gaza

9 September, 2019   |   2 weeks ago

Gaza-based terrorists on Sunday night fired a rocket towards Israel. The launch failed and the rocket exploded inside the Strip.

The IDF stated that it detected a failed launch from the Gaza Strip, which did not cross into Israel. As a result of the launch, a warning was issued through an app, as required, but not on the public alarm system.

A few hours before the failed attack, IDF troops arrested two suspects who crossed the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. They were found to be carrying a knife, wire cutters and flammable materials.

The attempted rocket launch comes after a violent weekend in the Strip during which terrorists carried out several attacks and launched rockets at Israel, prompting the Israeli Air Force to strike Hamas terror targets.