After rocket attack, Israel hits ‘underground’ Hamas targets in Gaza
Israeli warplanes hit several Hamas sites in central and southern Gaza Strip early Monday, the Israel Defense Forces said, hours after Palestinians fired a rocket into Israel from the coastal enclave, Trend reports citing The Times of Israel.
The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted the rocket, the IDF said.
The army said warplanes hit an cement factory used in the construction of underground infrastructure and “underground facilities used by the Hamas terror group.”
The rocket triggered sirens in Israeli communities northeast of the Gaza Strip, sending tens of thousands of residents to bomb shelters.
“One [rocket] launch was detected from the territory of the Gaza Strip toward Israel, which was intercepted by aerial defense soldiers,” the military said.
A fragment of the Iron Dome interceptor missile apparently struck a vehicle in the southern town of Sderot, shattering the back windshield.
The sirens were heard in Sderot, as well as the smaller communities of Ibim, Erez, Or Haner and Nir Am in the Sha’ar Hanegev region.
Residents of the area reported hearing the sounds of explosions.
The attack came as Sderot inaugurated a new drive-in movie theater, with dozens of cars full of people watching the maiden film.