Iron Dome moved after Gaza rocket attacks on Israel’s south

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Iron Dome anti-missile battery was moved in Israel’s south near the coastal city of Ashdod following an increase in rockets fired from Gaza.

The Iron Dome battery was moved into position on Sunday, according to Israeli media reports.

The repositioning came after a night in which Israel’s Air Force struck at least eight sites in the Gaza Strip identified as terror activity sites and weapon storage and manufacturing facilities.

The Israeli air strikes on Gaza were in retaliation for a volley of rockets fired Saturday from the coastal strip on the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. The rockets landed in open areas and did not cause any harm to people or property damage.