Four hours after Israeli aircraft killed top Hamas commander Ahmed Jabari, terrorists in Gaza fired Grad rockets toward Beersheba and Ofakim. At least 20 rockets were fired toward the city. Jabari's killing marked the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense against terrorists in Gaza following days of incessant rocket and mortar fire on Israel.
The Iron Dome air defense system in Israel successfully intercepted 17 rockets, two of which were fired toward Ashdod. A total of 55 rockets were fired toward Israel's southern district since the early evening hours. Forty-seven rockets landed in the Negev and eight others hit the Lachish region.
As the conflict with Gaza continues we are able to watch this Israeli amateur video of the "Iron Dome" in action, shielding Israel from rockets fired at their cities.