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Footage of rocket landing in Sderot released; ISIS-linked terrorist organization claims responsibilityHours after a rocket from Gaza landed in Sderot, a Salafi organization affiliated with ISIS claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.
Security cameras in Sderot documented the moment when a rocket landed in a residential neighborhood this morning (Wednesday). In the video, municipal workers who heard the red alert rocket siren are seen searching for cover and seconds later, the rocket is seen landing just about 15 meters (approximately 50 feet) from them.
As JOL reported earlier today, the rocket landed between two homes about two hours after the children in the neighborhood returned to school after the Rosh Hashanah holiday. The residents of the area mentioned that aside from the damage that was caused to the road, vehicles that were parked near the site and the windows of homes sustained serious damage. Sderot residents furiously responded to the rocket fire that surprised them just after Rosh Hashanah: “We will not agree to return to the reality of periodic rocket fire.”
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A few hours after the rocket fire, Ahfad al-Sahaba, a Salafi organization affiliated with ISIS, claimed responsibility for it. This is not the first time that the terrorist organization has fired rockets from Gaza towards Israel. While the terrorist organization issued a statement in which it claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, it also posted posters on social media sites.
One poster showed crying children in what looks like an Israeli classroom. The poster reads in Hebrew and Arabic: “Sderot will remain under bombardment.”
The terrorist organization explained that the rocket fire was part of the continuous jihad against Jews and an act against the increased arrest of its members by Hamas in recent days. Meanwhile, Palestinian media outlets reported that Israeli tanks fired towards Hamas targets in Gaza near Beit Hanoun. Residents in the Gaza Strip said that no injuries were reported.
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