January 30, 2020
GOLAN HEIGHTS – MAY 10: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli workers place concrete wall next to the Iron Dome defense system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, near the Syrian border on May 10, 2018in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Some 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military bases by Iranian forces from southern Syria just after midnight on Thursday, sparking the largest ever direct clash between Israel and Iran, with Israeli jets targeting numerous Iranian-controlled sites across Syria. On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran deal. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and into southern Israel on Jan. 30, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

The Iron Dome shot down two of the rockets, the third landed in an empty field in Sderot. While the rockets didn’t cause any direct damage or injuries, a mother and her three-week-old baby were wounded in a fall as they were scrambling toward a shelter. The baby is hospitalized with moderate injuries and the mother’s injuries were minor.

StandWithUs tweeted out videos of the rocket fire:

“This is the reality for the people of #Israel,” StandWithUs tweeted. “Thousands will have to spend their night in bomb shelters because of rockets fired by terrorists from #Gaza! This is not acceptable!”

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) Campus Advisor and Strategic Planner Yoni Michanie similarly tweeted, “This is history. Israel offers compromise and peace. Palestinians reject it and turn to terrorism. Thousands of Israeli civilians are then forced to live under Hamas’ umbrella of terror. But somehow, the United Nations finds Israel at fault. Hypocrisy.”

The latest round of rockets comes after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck several Hamas sites in Gaza earlier in the day in response to a recent uptick of explosive balloons being launched from Gaza.

“The IDF views with great severity all destructive activities of all types towards Israeli territory and will continue to act as necessary against attempts to harm [Israeli] citizens,” the IDF said in a statement.

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