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Gaza Terrorists Launch Rockets, Try to Infiltrate Israel Over the Weekend


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JERUSALEM, Israel - Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Saturday launched three rockets into southern Israel, two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile defense system.

Shrapnel from the third rocket landed in the yard of a home in Sderot, causing damage. No one was injured by the shrapnel but several people were treated for hysteria and minor injuries sustained while running to bomb shelters.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday also stopped a Gaza terror cell from infiltrating Israel's southern border. The IDF said the terrorists were armed with rifles.  

An IDF tank and helicopter fired on the terror cell, eliminating them.

Saturday night's rocket fire was the second consecutive day that Palestinian terrorists sent missiles flying towards the Jewish state.

On Friday night, terrorists fired at least one rocket into Israel which was intercepted by the Iron Dome. No injuries or damage were reported.

In response, the IDF struck two underground Hamas targets.

"The attack was carried out in response to the rocket fire launched from the Gaza Strip earlier this night," read a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, adding that "the IDF will continue to work against attempts to harm Israeli civilians and considers the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for everything that is done in and that comes out of the Gaza Strip."

Hamas spokesman Fazi Barhoum said on Saturday morning that "the Israeli strike is a message of escalation and aggression against the Gaza Strip in an attempt to steer attention from brave acts by Palestinians in the West Bank."

Those "brave acts" refer to a car-ramming attack near Israel's Gush Etzion, which left two Israeli teens injured.

The rocket fire over the weekend comes at a time when Israel has seen increased infiltration attempts into the country. In the past two weeks, six armed Palestinian terrorists were able to sneak into Israel. They were discovered by the IDF and were killed.

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Emily Jones is a multi-media journalist for CBN News in Jerusalem. Before she moved to the Middle East in 2019, she spent years regularly traveling to the region to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, meet with government officials, and raise awareness about Christian persecution. During her college years, she served as president of Regent University's Christians United for Israel chapter and spoke alongside world leaders at numerous conferences and events. She is an active member of the Philos Project, an organization which seeks to promote positive Christian engagement with the Middle