IDF launches military op in Gaza after ‘barrage of mortar shells’ fired at Israel

IDF launches military op in Gaza after ‘barrage of mortar shells’ fired at Israel

Published time: 29 May, 2018 10:24Edited time: 29 May, 2018 10:25

The Israeli Defense Forces said they have launched a military operation in Gaza after a barrage of rockets was fired towards Israel. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the majority of the missiles.



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“The IDF is currently operating in the Gaza Strip. The explosions heard are related to this activity,” the Israeli forces said in a statement released on Twitter. “A barrage” of at least 28 mortar shells was launched towards several locations in Israel, according to the IDF.

“Most of the launches were intercepted by the IDF’s Iron Dome aerial-defense system,” the army added.

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