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07 Dec 2019 | 01:54 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Three rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel December 7, two intercepted /update 15

Rocket sirens sound as three rockets fired from Gaza Strip toward Israel December 7, with two rockets reportedly intercepted; further cross-border attacks possible over the coming hours and days

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Event

Rocket sirens sounded in Sderot and Sha'ar HaNegev regional council on Saturday, December 7, as three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. The Iron Dome missile defense system reportedly intercepted two of the rockets, while the third landed in an open field. No casualties or significant material damages were immediately reported from the rockets and shrapnel, though three people were lightly injured while running to bomb shelters.

Further cross-border fire is possible over the Israeli-Gazan border over the coming hours and days, including rockets fired by Palestinian militants toward and into Israel and retaliatory Israel Defense Forces (IDF) strikes on the Gaza Strip.  

Advice

Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. Seek immediate shelter in the event of a rocket attack.

Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.