In the night of Friday, 2 February, the Israeli military fired on an observation post of the militants of the terrorist organization Hamas in Northern Gaza in response to rocket attacks carried out from Gaza the day before.
In the message of the army press service stressed that the IDF blames Hamas over events in Gaza.
The Palestinian Safa news Agency, whose office is in Gaza reports that Israeli warplanes attacked a facility located to the North of the Nada towers in Northern Gaza. Two missiles were fired. On casualties no information.
Rocket launch from Gaza into Israel were recorded at approximately 23:25 on February 1. System of warning of a possible rocket attack («tsewang hell») didn’t work. The place of impact was not reported. The military assumed that the rocket fell on the Gaza strip. Later it was reported that the missile could fall South of Ashkelon, but it’s not officially confirmed.
Note that a previous attempt of a rocket attack from the Gaza strip were taken by terrorists on the night of January 30. Then it was not found where it landed. And the IDF refrained from retaliation.
The statistics of rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza strip:
(statistics takes into account only the rocket attacks, but indicated the total number of victims of rocket and mortar attacks, counting the rockets that fell on Israeli territory)
January. 4 firing. 4 rocket. There were no injuries.
2017-th year. 21 fire 30 rockets. 7 missile defense system shot down. The dead and wounded.
2016-th year. 12 attacks, 16 missiles. The dead and wounded.
2015-th year. 28 attacks, rocket 31. 2 rockets shot down missile defense system. The dead and wounded.
2014-th year. 1.451 fire, 3.686 missiles. 14 killed, 169 wounded. 807 missile defense system shot down.
2013-th year. 31 fired 48 rockets. The dead and wounded. 3 missile shot down missile defense system.
2012-th year. 794 bombardment, 2.078 rockets – 6 dead, 107 wounded. 520 missile defense system shot down.
2011-th year. 229 attacks, about 390 rockets – 3 dead, 38 wounded. 34 missiles were shot down missile defense system.
2010-th year. 86 attacks, about 100 missiles – 1 dead, 2 injured.
2009-th year. 302 fire about 570 rockets – 42 wounded.
2008-th year. 560 attacks, about 1.490 rockets – 7 dead, 162 injured.
2007-th year. 437 attacks, about 760 missiles – 2 dead, 125 injured.
2006-th year. 580 attacks, about 1,020 missiles – 2 dead, 36 wounded.
2005-th year. 123 fire, about 270 missiles – 6 dead, 26 wounded.
2004-th year. 118 attacks, about 260 rockets – 5 killed, 46 wounded.
2003-th year. 80 attacks, about 100 missiles – no casualties.
2002-th year. 17 attacks, about 20 rockets – no casualties.
2001-th year. 5 shootings, 5 rockets – there were no injuries.
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