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25 Aug 2019 | 01:53 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Iron Dome intercepts two rockets from Gaza August 25 /update 69

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) report three rockets fired from Gaza Strip toward Israel August 25, with Iron Dome intercepting two rockets; further cross-border fire possible over the coming hours and days

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Event

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel late (local time) on Sunday, August 25. The Iron Dome missile defense system reportedly intercepted two of the rockets. Sirens were sounding in southern Israeli communities near Gaza as of 21:05. Thousands of people in southern Israel sought cover following the launches; no casualties were immediately reported.

Additional Palestinian rocket launches from the Gaza Strip targeting Israel are possible over the coming hours and days, as well as retaliatory Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Context

In general, rocket fire and strikes between Israel and the Gaza Strip have intensified since early December 2017. Hundreds of rockets and mortars have been fired from the Gaza Strip, often followed by retaliatory Israeli airstrikes.

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.

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