October 28, 2018 in News by Ken

WATCH dozen of rockets being fired at Israel as IDF responds (VIDEO)

Source: RT

Footage released by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shows more than a dozen of rockets being fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The attack took place late on Friday after five Palestinians were killed by the IDF.

The video shows the night sky being lit up with bright flashes as the rockets, which the IDF says are flying in from Gaza, are being intercepted by the Israeli air defenses. Some 10-12 rockets have been fired at area near the Israeli city of Sderot, the IDF said in a statement, adding that the Iron Dome missile defense systems intercepted “several” of the projectiles.

There have been no reports about any casualties among the Israelis resulting from the attack. The incident came hours after the Palestinian authorities said that five people were killed by the IDF, the Israeli Haaretz daily reports.

In response to the rocket barrage, the IDF said it scrambled jets and helicopters to hit “terror targets” in Gaza.

Four Palestinian protesters were reportedly killed on the border between Israel and Gaza while another person was killed as a result of a clash with the IDF in the West Bank.

Palestinians have been protesting along the fence with Israel for months, demanding the right to return to the land they see as rightfully theirs and an end to Israel’s blockade of Gaza. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed during protests since March, with thousands more injured.

Israel already witnessed a rocket attack from Gaza last week. The attack that targeted the city of Be’er Sheva left three people injured, according to the local media. In retaliation, the IDF targeted eight locations in Gaza with air strikes. According to Palestinian health officials, three people were injured in Rafah by an Israeli air raid.


A controversial report detailing that Saudi Arabia has purchased Israeli’s Iron Dome defense system went viral this week after a prominent Arabic news site made the claim based on diplomatic sources. Al-Khaleej Online, which is based in the UK and Persian Gulf, published the bombshell report on Wednesday, which alleged that the first Iron Dome missile battery is slated to be transferred to Saudi Arabia before the end of the year in December.

Israeli sources revealed on Sunday that the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has deployed more Iron Dome defence systems in the Jewish settlements near the Gaza Strip, fearing an escalation of violence, Quds Press has reported.

The British government has purchased the technology used in the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defence system, to be deployed in the Falkland Islands. According to Ynet, the £78 million-pound purchase will see the technology, developed by a subsidiary of Iron Dome developers and Israeli arms giant Rafael, “used for command and control of a British air defence system called Land Ceptor”.

Raytheon, a major American defense contractor and the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, has won an Israeli contract to supply $149.3 million in Tamir missiles, the projectiles used in Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.