Yesterday, June 23, 2015, Gaza terrorists broke the silence once again and fired a rocket towards Israel. Unfortunately, this incident doesn’t stand alone. Over the course of the past 30 days, four rocket attacks have disturbed the relative quiet since the end of Operation Protective Edge.  

During Operation Protective Edge more than 4,500 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza. These incessant rocket attacks sent millions of Israelis running in and out of bomb shelters on a daily basis for more than 50 days.

Since the end of the operation, Israeli communities, specifically in the south, have enjoyed a relatively quiet period. Over the past month this quiet has been broken by four rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. Each incident prompted an Israeli response, aimed to put a stop to these intolerable attacks that threaten the lives of over one million Israeli civilians.

The most recent attack occurred yesterday, June 23, 2015. A rocket was launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rocket hit an open area near the Yad Mordechai community, no injuries were reported. In response to the attack, the IDF (Zahal) struck the launcher from which the rocket was fired at Israel. A hit was confirmed.

On June 6, 2015, a rocket was launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rocket hit an open area in the regional council of Hof- Ashkelon, no injuries were reported. In response to this attack, the IDF (Zahal) struck one terror target in the northern Gaza Strip. The hit was confirmed.

On June 3, 2015, two rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rockets hit open areas near the cities of Ashkelon and Netivot, no injuries were reported. In response to this attack, the IDF (Zahal) struck three terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.

On May 26, 2015, a rocket was launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip. The rocket hit an open area in the Lakhish regional council, no injuries were reported. In response to this attack, the IDF (Zahal) struck four terror targets  in the southern Gaza Strip. Hits were confirmed.

“Gaza remains a breeding ground for terror,” said IDF (Zahal) Spokesman, Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “Israeli civilians are forced to once again find shelter, and flee the incessant, in-discriminating and intolerable attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip.”