The IDF confirmed that three projectiles were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, with two intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

Classes canceled in southern Israel as rockets fired from Gaza
An Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza toward Israel on August 9. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)


Classes were canceled for Monday morning in Gaza border communities as five volleys of at least three rockets and other projectiles were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Rocket sirens were heard four times across southern Israel Sunday night as the IDF carried out a Gaza operation, killing a senior Hamas member.

Residents in the Israeli communities surrounding the southern Gaza Strip were warned to stay close to shelter for further notice following the security incident, with two rounds of incoming rocket sirens activated in the communities.

Rocket sirens were sounded near the border communities of Avshalom, Dekel, Yevul, Yated, Pri Gan, Sde Avraham, Shlomit and Shlomzion.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman held a security assessment at the IDF’s Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv along with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, the head of the Shin Bet security service and other senior officials in the defense establishment, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his trip to Paris marking 100 years since the end of World War 1 to return to Israel in light of the situation.

The flight paths into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport were also altered following the events in Gaza.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post