Rocket attack in southern Israel

Smoke rises following Israeli missile strikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. The four-day burst of violence has pushed Israel into uncharted territory — dealing with the most intense fighting it has ever had with Hamas while simultaneously coping with the worst Jewish-Arab violence inside Israel in decades. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Warning sirens sounded in multiple towns in western Negev near the Gaza Strip.

Warning sirens were sounded in multiple towns in southern Israel Thursday night.

The sirens were reported in thetowns of Nirim, Ein HaShlosha, and Kissufim, all of which are located near the Gaza frontier in the western Negev.

An IDF spokesperson said at least one rocket was fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip towards Israel.

“Go and attack the Amalekites and completely destroy everything they have …” 1 Sam. 15:1

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According to a statement by the IDF, the rocket was likely intercepted by an Iron Dome missile.

“One rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip. The IDF Aerial Defense Array launched an interceptor. The rocket appears to have been intercepted.”

Three other rockets were fired Thursday night, but failed to cross into Israeli territory, landing inside the Gaza Strip.

The attack is believed to be in response to the elimination of Islamic Jihad terrorist Farouk Salameh Thursday.

Salameh, 28, was involved in the May 15th terror attack that left police officer Noam Raz dead.

After Salameh refused to surrender to Israeli forces Thursday, a gun battle broke out, culminating in Salameh’s elimination.

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