Gaza rockets land in Israel

This item appears on page 4 of the November 2020 issue.

Rockets fired from Gaza struck the city of Ashdod, Israel, on Sept. 16, injuring two people. Of the 15 rockets fired, Israel said eight were intercepted by their Iron Dome defensive system.

The rocket attack occurred as Israel was signing a cooperation agreement with the Arab countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, agreements criticized by Palestinian leadership.

In response to the rockets, Israel conducted 10 air strikes against Hamas positions in Gaza. No casualties were reported.