Continued terror attacks on Israel: Israel Update

Southern Israel weathered a number of terror attacks originating from the Gaza Strip this week. Rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel early in the week, many of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system. No casualties were sustained, though some damage occurred to Israeli communities in the Negev region. The attacks this week also included numerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) carried into Israel using kites and other unorthodox methods of delivery. The Israeli Defense Forces have responded with strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. In related news, May saw the highest number of terrorist attacks in 2 1/2 years against Israelis following an increase of nearly 40 percent in April. More >