TRAVEL ALERT-ROCKET FIRE FROM GAZA TO S. ISRAEL


On 3 November, rocket sirens went off in Kissufim, Ein Hashlosha, and Nirim for the first time since 7 August. Hamas launched rockets from Gaza into Israel as a response to the assassination of the commander of the Al-Quds Brigades in Jenin, West Bank. A total of 4 rockets were launched - 1 rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome and the other 3 rockets fell onto an open field inside Gaza.


On 4 November, Israeli fighter jets launched several retaliatory air strikes in Gaza, leading to a power outage in some areas.


The tensions between Gaza and Israel can escalate quickly. Rocket launches from Gaza and counter-attacks from Israel may continue over the next several days. Monitor the local media and do not travel near the Gaza strip.


Travelers should review alert procedures for rocket attacks. Familiarize yourself with the location of the nearest rocket shelter, listen for sirens and take them seriously. Consider downloading the Red Alert app to warn of incoming rocket fire.


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