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Fragments of interceptor missile fall in southern Israel: Media

April 19, 2024 at 9:12 pm

A picture taken from Israel’s southern city of Sderot shows rockets fired from northern Gaza towards Israel on October 30, 2023. [Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images]

Fragments of a missile fell in southern Israel on Friday after it was launched to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli media, Anadolu Agency reports.

Israeli Army Radio said fragments of the interceptor missile fell in the city of Sderot, causing material damage but no injuries.

The radio had earlier reported that sirens sounded in Sderot and the surrounding area.

Israel has waged a deadly military offensive on the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack last 7 October by the Palestinian group, Hamas, in which some 1,200 people were killed.

However, since then, it has been revealed by Haaretz that helicopters and tanks of the Israeli army had, in fact, killed many of the 1,139 soldiers and civilians claimed by Israel to have been killed by the Palestinian Resistance.

More than 34,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have since been killed in Gaza, and over 76,800 others have been injured amid mass destruction and shortages of necessities.

The Israeli war has pushed 85 per cent of Gaza’s population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water, and medicine, while 60 per cent of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which, in January, issued an interim ruling that ordered it to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.

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