Sirens shatter night in Israel’s south as residents rush to shelter

Israeli residents rushed to bomb shelters late Tuesday night as rocket sirens filled the air.

By Joseph Wolkin, World Israel News

Sirens filled the air once more sending Israeli residents in the southern Eshkol region scurrying to bomb shelters late Wednesday night.

The red alert sirens sounded at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday. Israel launched an Iron Dome interceptor, which missed an incoming rocket from Gaza. The rocket exploded in an open area. No injuries are reported.

The Israel Defense Force reported that its air force attacked eight targets in the Gaza Strip in response.

Although Hamas did not claim responsibility for the attack, the IDF said, “The terror group Hamas is responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip and will face the consequences of terror activities against Israeli citizens.”

The rocket broke a week-long calm between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip since terrorists fired a rocket that hit a home in Beersheba, Israel’s largest southern city.