Amid continued rioting along the Gaza Strip border and throughout the West Bank, the IDF is working to investigate why the rocket that was fired into Israel Friday night and landed on a street in Sderot, was not intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
Watch: The scene from the street in Sderot where the rocket landed Friday night
Today (Saturday), the IDF is investigating whether the rocket that landed and exploded on a street in Sderot last night, rather than being intercepted by the Iron Dome, was due to human error or a technical malfunction. In parallel, the IDF is working to repair a section of the electronic border fence with Gaza that was damaged last night by a rocket that landed nearby.
As reported earlier, violent confrontations continue this morning between Palestinians and Israeli security forces. Some 450 Palestinians gathered at Rachel’s Tomb and began throwing stones. Meanwhile, several dozen Palestinian youths blocked the road on Salah al-Din Road in East Jerusalem and confronted Israel Police, who hurried to disperse the crowd but remained in the area with increased deployment.
Palestinians violently clash with IDF forces in villages across the West Bank Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Clashes also took place in Bab a-Zawiya in Hebron, at the northern entrance to Bethlehem and in the Shu’fat, Gaza, and Aida refugee camps. In addition, violently angry mobs marched from Gaza City towards the security fence in Khan Yunis, and from Rafidia Hospital near Nablus to Huwara. The Palestinians reported tear gas was used against the rioters, as well as one injury due to IDF gunfire.