IDF: 12 projectiles fired overnight at Israel from Gaza

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

An Iron Dome interceptor missile is seen intercepting a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip over the southern city of Sderot, February 1, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
An Iron Dome interceptor missile is seen intercepting a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip over the southern city of Sderot, February 1, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

The Israel Defense Forces says 12 projectiles were fired from the Gaza Strip overnight as the Israeli Air Force conducted airstrikes in response to an earlier rocket attack.

Not all of the 12 projectiles were rockets, the IDF says. Some were anti-aircraft missiles aimed at Israeli jets. Others were rockets aimed at Israeli towns.

The military says 11 of the projectiles exploded in open areas or mid-air, and one fell short in the Strip.

The Iron Dome air defense system was not activated in any of the cases.

The IDF struck two Hamas sites in response to a rocket attack yesterday evening, but did not respond to the further attacks overnight.

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