Israel retaliates for Gaza strikes, moves Iron Dome battery


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Iron Dome anti-missile battery in southern Israel was moved 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 Israeli airstrikes hit at least eight sites in the Gaza Strip identified as terror activity sites and weapon storage and manufacturing facilities.

The strikes on Gaza were retaliating 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 injuries or property damage.

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