Third Rocket Fired From Gaza Explodes in Southern Israeli City, reportedly wounding 10

20:00 Dec 8 2017 Sderot, South District, Israel

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for earlier rocket fire, reportedly wounding 10

by Almog Ben Zikri and Yaniv Kubovich for Haaretz, published
Dec 08, 2017 10:22 PM

A rocket fired from Gaza on Friday night exploded in Sderot. Cars were damaged but no casualties were reported.

This was the third rocket fired toward Israel from the Palestinian enclave in a day. The first was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, while the second failed to reach Israeli territory.

Retaliating to the first two launches, the Israeli air force struck Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip's north. The Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said that fighter jets struck a training site and a weapons warehouse. According to reports in Gaza, 10 people were wounded in the strike. 

As the rockets were launched from Gaza, rocket sirens were sounded in the southern Israeli cities of Ashkelon, Sderot and a number of other communities located around the Gaza Strip.

The rocket fire came after a day of widespread unrest in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. One Palestinian was killed and at least 90 were wounded in clashes with Israeli forces.

On Thursday, three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. One rocket landed inside Israel and two landed inside the Strip. The Israeli army attacked two positions inside the Strip in retaliation.
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