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IDF Investigates Rocket Launch, No Damage Or Injuries Reported

Palestinian Rocket Fired at Israeli Moshav in Gilboa Region

RAM-ON, Israel — Palestinian terrorists on Thursday fired a rocket from the Jenin area in Samaria towards the Israeli moshav of Ram-On in the Gilboa region.

The Israel Defense Forces did not immediately comment on the Palestinian media reports.

The alleged rocket launch did not trigger any alerts and there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

Earlier this month, the Hamas-affiliated Al-Ayyash Battalion fired two rockets from the same area towards the Jewish community of Shaked in northern Samaria.

The IDF subsequently located two rocket launchers and two makeshift projectiles near the village.

Sappers were deployed, and the launchers were taken for investigation.

“The rockets did not pose a threat to the residents of Shaked,” said the military.

“Hamas released a video allegedly showing the projectile heading towards the Israeli community of Ram-On,” said JNS.

Also in July, an “old improvised rocket” with “no explosives” was found in Ram-On.

A security guard in the community, which is situated just within the 1949 Armistice Line, located the remnants of the rocket in the moshav’s cemetery. 

Last month, the military said that a “lone wolf” was responsible for two rockets fired from Jenin.

The Al-Ayyash Battalion had shared a video claiming to show the rocket launches. However, the IDF said that there was no connection between the projectiles and an organized terrorist group, despite a report that Hamas’s “military wing” claimed responsibility for them.

A rocket purportedly fired from Jenin, in northern Samaria, on June 26, 2023. The Al-Ayyash Battalion had shared a video claiming to show the rocket launches.TWITTER.

Separately, on June 26 it was revealed that the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) had arrested a Palestinian Arab after finding a rocket in an open area in an eastern section of Jerusalem about a month earlier.

The IDF recently carried out a major counterterrorism operation in Jenin including the entry into the Samaria city of significant ground forces. More than 1,000 IDF troops participated in the campaign, which is believed to be the largest deployment in Judea and Samaria in two decades.

Sporadic clashes erupted between Palestinian terrorists and Israeli troops with an IDF spokesman saying that the forces would remain prepared for whatever is required.

Produced in association with Jewish News Syndicate

Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager

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