Rocket Sirens Sound Along Gaza Border for Second Consecutive Day

No injuries or damage to property was immediately reported, as Israel's iron dome defense system intercepts one missile

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A fireball rises following an IDF airstrike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, overnight Friday.
A fireball rises following an IDF airstrike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, overnight Friday. Credit: Said Khatib - AFP

Rocket sirens went off for the second night in a row in Israeli border towns around the Gaza Strip on Saturday, amid the ongoing manhunt for the two remaining Palestinian jail-breakers.

Footage of the interception by the Iron DomeCredit: Almog Ben-Zikri

The IDF reported that the iron dome missile defense system was activated, and intercepted one rocket from the enclave.

The sirens were sounded in Sderot and the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, with the latter not reporting any injuries in the area or damage to property.

On Friday, Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants launched a rocket at southern Israel, with no casualties reported.

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