UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — In the cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod, the sirens of alert were triggered following rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, which caused the evacuation of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who took part in a pre-election meeting.
In the cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod, the sirens of alert were triggered, warning residents of the risk of rocket attacks . Apart from this information relayed by the IDF, the Sputnik correspondent on site informs that residents report hearing explosions.
🚨EN CE MOMENT: Des sirènes d'alerte retentissent dans le sud d'Israël.
— Tsahal (@Tsahal_IDF) September 10, 2019
Evacuation of the Prime Minister
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s pre-election meeting in Ashdod was interrupted following the sounding of the sirens and the head of government who was on stage was evacuated. He had to interrupt his speech and call the supporters of the Likud party to calm.
Rockets fired from Gaza. Siren goes off. Netanyahu is escorted by security from the stage at a Likud rally in Ashdod as the pumped up audience chants "Bibi! Bibi!" https://t.co/6wHOnCwICU
— Lisa Goldman (@lisang) September 10, 2019
Rockets fired from Gaza
If, in the media, it was reported that five rockets had been fired Tuesday night from the Gaza Strip and that the Iron Dome had intercepted at least one, the IDF clarifies that two projectiles were indeed launched from the enclave Palestinian and intercepted by Israel.
#ISRAËL | Au moins 5 roquettes tirées depuis la Bande de Gaza et 3 interceptions par le Dôme de Fer dans le ciel de #Ashkelon.
🚨 Plus d'infos en direct : https://t.co/P7IYsuq9i5 pic.twitter.com/pRjvzYGRfW
— ERETZ Info (@EretzInfo) September 10, 2019
According to the press service of the Israeli army, up to half a million people were in the area concerned by these shots.
Promise to annex part of the West Bank
Earlier on September 10, the head of the Israeli government promised to annex a strategic part of the West Bank if he wins the parliamentary elections on September 17.
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