BREAKING: Rockets Fired Toward Jerusalem, Sirens Blare In Beit Shemesh, Beitar Illit


A barrage of rockets were launched toward Jerusalem and surrounding areas early Friday afternoon, the fourth day of Operation Shield and Arrow.

Red alert sirens were heard in Beitar Illit, Beit Shemesh, Efrat and other yishuvim in Gush Etzion, and communities in the Jerusalem Hills. Rockets were also launched at towns near the Gaza border.

One rocket landed in an open area near Bat Ayin, a second rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome, and a third rocket was intercepted by the David’s Sling missile defense system, its second interception since the start of the operation. Baruch Hashem, there were no reports of injuries.

There was a direct hit on a home in Sderot. B’Chasdei Hashem, there were no injuries.

Following the attack, the IDF announced that it is conducting retaliatory strikes against PIJ targets in Gaza.

The IDF announced early Friday that nearly 900 rockets have been fired since the start of the operation.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Exactly 1 week before the Holy Festival of יום-ירושלים :- May we again merit to expand our territories as we were Blessed by the Almighty 56 years ago, and this time regain the entire Gaza, and have all those savages obliterated from Gaza once & for all.

  2. וְרָדְפ֨וּ מִכֶּ֤ם חֲמִשָּׁה֙ מֵאָ֔ה וּמֵאָ֥ה מִכֶּ֖ם רְבָבָ֣ה יִרְדֹּ֑פוּ
    וְנָפְל֧וּ אֹיְבֵיכֶ֛ם לִפְנֵיכֶ֖ם לֶחָֽרֶב׃

    ויהי רצון שנזכה

  3. I’m very surprised they shot rockets at Yerushalayim. These rockets are primitive and have no controls once launched. They could easily hit the mosques on the Temple Mount or Arab neighborhoods in East Yerushalayim. Either someone goofed or they figure that any damage to Arabs by the rockets could be blamed on Israel and the NYT would agree with them.

  4. HaKatan how dare you refer to ירושלים as an idol?
    Moderator: How dare you allow חירוף וגידוף on this site?