Only 30 Missiles Were Shot Down by The "Iron Dome'' During Gaza Attack

Two underground tunnels that led to Israel by the sea were destroyed
A police officer inspects the damage to a construction site in the southern Israeli town of Sderot near the Gaza border following a rocket hit, on August 9, 2018. (Israel Police)

According to the press service of the IDF, last week Palestinian militants fired more than 180 rockets and mortar shells across the border areas of the South of Israel.

At the same time, Israeli Air Force planes carried out more than 150 missile strikes on Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. Among other things, two underground tunnels that led to Israel by the sea were destroyed. More than 30 missiles were shot down by the air defense system "Iron Dome". The warning siren "Tseva Adom" repeatedly worked on the territory of Shaar a-Negev, Sdot a-Negev, Hof-Ashkelon, Eshkol, etc.

According to sources in the Gaza Strip, the leaders of the Palestinian factions believe that "this round of confrontation with the aggressor ended with their victory," and the further development of events depends on the government of Israel. "The latest missile strikes on Israel were the result of the crimes of the Zionists," a source in Gaza said.

At the same time, the train traffic between Ashkelon and Sderot was suspended, at the direction of the IDF Logistics Service. Trains arriving from the northern direction will reach the Ashkelon station. Trains from the south will reach the station Netivot.

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