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A Palestinian man prays as Israeli police gather during clashes at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque

After Al-Aqsa Clashes: Sirens Sounded in Southern Israel

Terrorists operating in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip fired 16 rockets towards Israel overnight and Wednesday morning, April 5, prompting the IDF to retaliate with strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

Sirens were sounded early Wednesday morning in communities located near the border with the Gaza Strip and in Sderot. The sirens were sounded, among other places, in Gevim, Ibim, Nir Am, and Sapir College. About 20 minutes later, sirens were also sounded in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

The city of Sderot said one of the rockets that were fired landed near a factory. There were no injuries, but the factory sustained damage.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that in the first barrage, five launches from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory were detected. Four were intercepted by the air defense fighters. In the second barrage, four additional launches from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory were detected and fell in open areas. Another rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel exploded in an open area near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai. Six more rockets were later fired toward Israel for a total of 16 recorded launches.

According to an IDF spokesperson, IDF fighter jets bombed a Hamas military compound in the northern Gaza Strip. The compound was used as a terrorist training facility, the army said. IDF tanks additionally struck Hamas military posts along the border of the Gaza Strip. (INN / VFI News)

“I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.” - Psalm 120:7