Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire breaks two-month lull


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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire breaks two-month lull
A military observation balloon fell in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Friday.
Published: JUNE 18, 2022

The increase of Gazan entry permits into Israel has been suspended following the firing of a rocket into Israel, shattering a two-month lull. The decision by Defense Minister Benny Gantz was made following a security evaluation Saturday evening. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories announced earlier this week that an additional 2,000 entry permits into Israel were going to be granted to Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip for purposes of work and commerce.

“The suspension is in response to the firing of a rocket toward the State of Israel,” COGAT said in a statement, adding that “the Hamas terror organization carries responsibility for all activities directed against Israel in and from the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences.” Incoming rocket sirens were activated at 3.10 AM in the city of Ashkelon and neighboring communities. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.