Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts Two Gaza Rockets

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Palestinian terror cells in the Gaza Strip fired six rockets at Israel Sunday evening, setting off the Color Red air raid system in Beersheva and Netivot.

The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted two of the six missiles, the Israel Defense Forces Spokesman's Office said in a statement Monday morning.

No one was injured nor was there any property damage. 

"In response to the numerous rockets launched at Israel in the past several hours, IAF [Israel Air Force] aircraft targeted [the] terrorist infrastructure, including two weapons storage facilities in the central Gaza Strip and a rocket launch site in the southern Gaza Strip," the statement read. "IAF pilots reported accurate strikes on the targets."

IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said Israel holds Hamas, the Palestinian faction ruling Gaza, responsible.

"Last night's rocket attack is an intolerable act of aggression against Israel and its civilians," Lerner said.

"Hamas is held accountable for all acts of terrorism deriving from the Gaza Strip. The IDF is determined to safeguard the State of Israel and will operate accordingly to do so," he said. 

In response to the attack, the IDF closed the Kerem Shalom crossing, used to transfer cargo to Gaza.

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