Iron Dome Intercepts Two Rockets Fired From Gaza at Southern Israel

Since kidnapping of teens 12 days ago, there has been sporadic rocket fire into Israel; IDF bombed some 20 targets in Gaza so far.

Israel's Iron Dome defense system firing to intercept incoming missiles.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted on Tuesday two rockets fired from Gaza toward southern Israel, the fourth such interception since the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens 12 days ago.

A third rocket fell at Sdot Negev Regional Council, damaging a building.

On Saturday, the Israeli Air Force attacked four targets in southern Gaza following rocket fire that landed in the southern Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. The IDF said that it will "not tolerate attempts to harm Israeli citizens or IDF soldiers, and will act against anyone who operates terror against Israel."

Israeli security forces estimate that the Islamic Jihad is responsible for some of the launches in the past week and a half, while others were probably carried out by organizations that do not accept Hamas' rule in the strip.

The IDF has responded to every incident of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip since the beginning of Operation Brother's Keeper, with more than 20 targets in Gaza bombed by the Israel Air Force.

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed an appropriations bill that would increase Iron Dome funding by $131 million.

Meanwhile, Palestinians reported that five people, including children, were wounded by a rocket at Beit Lahia in north Gaza. According to estimates, the rocket was meant to be fired at Israel, but hit the family's home following a malfunction.

Hamas senior official Mahmoud Hazahar declared on Tuesday that Gazan "resistance forces" have missiles and rockets that can strike any point within Israel.