2 rockets intercepted over central region

Following a heavy barrage of rockets from Gaza minutes before a ceasefire goes into effect, Iron Dome intercepts one rocket over Rishon Lezion and another over Ashdod.

An Iron Dome Missile Defense battery set up near the southern Israeli town of Ashdod fires an intercepting missile on July 16, 2014 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
An Iron Dome Missile Defense battery set up near the southern Israeli town of Ashdod fires an intercepting missile on July 16, 2014 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Two other rockets strike open areas in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage.

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