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  • Iron Dome discharges in northern Israel after mortars fired from Syria

    June 5, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system fired for the first time on the Syrian border after mortar shells from Syria was launched at the Golan Heights.

    Two mortar shells fired from Syria landed on the Golan on Wednesday. The explosives likely were unintentional, according to the Israel...

  • Rockets hit Israel, and airstrike kills Palestinian militant group’s leader in Gaza

    March 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Palestinian rockets from Gaza wounded several Israelis, and an Israeli airstrike killed the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group.

    The Friday evening hostilities reportedly began with the firing of two mortar shells from Gaza into Israel.

    Shortly thereafter, an Israeli airstrike...

  • IDF strikes kill nine in Gaza as barrage of mortars hits Israel

    April 8, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed four Hamas militants and five Palestinian civilians on Friday as a fresh spike in cross-border violence continued for a second day.

    The Israel Defense Forces said it had “identified two terrorist squads from Hamas” and hit them from the...

  • Mortars fired into Israel from Gaza

    February 8, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Four mortar shells fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, damaging a car and an irrigation hose.

    The al-Quds Brigade, the military wing of the terrorist group Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attacks.

    No one was injured by the mortars.

    This week’s attacks come on the heels of three long-range Grad-style missiles being fired into Israel a week ago, one narrowly missing a wedding reception in the southern city of Netivot.

  • Mortars fired at Israel

    April 7, 2010 | 10:58 am

    Gaza militants fired six shells toward Israel. 

    The Wednesday rocket fire came after Hamas and three other Palestinian factions in Gaza agreed to stop firing Kassam rockets into Israel.

    Reports on the announcement, which Israeli newspapers carried on Tuesday, cited Palestinian...