Alarms sounded in Southern Israel this past Tuesday night and at least one rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a town outside Ashdod. There were no reports of any damage nor injuries.
Jerusalem holds Hamas responsible for the attack and is suspected due to an internal dispute inside the Islamic Jihad terrorist group. A new Islamic commander was supposed to begin his new position Tuesday, but his predecessor opposed it, which created tensions between the two commanders' supporters.
Israel is wary of Gaza terrorist groups rearming after Operation Protective Edge's ceasefire in August 2014. The IDF says Hamas has been conducting test launches in recent months, in order to increase its rocket-launching capabilities.
Iron Dome interceptors have been relocated to Northern Israel (in anticipation of a Hezbollah assault), and therefore, none of the five reported rockets launched into Israel were intercepted. The area where the rocket hit was between Ashkelon and Ashdod--an area where Operation Lifeshield has placed many shelters and continues to do so when funding is available.
Song For Israel is coming to the rescue for the girls living at the Eden Center--all the girls ran for cover as sirens blared and the sound of the rockets exploding filled the area. The new shelter dedicated by Song For Israel will provide additional protection for those needing to run to safety within 6-7 seconds of the alarm.
Please watch the video below to learn more about the Eden Center and to donate to save the lives of these girls. We have collected $10,500 as of May 31, 2015 and need an additional $3,500 to meet our $14,000 goal to have this shelter installed as soon as possible. Our current Bomb Shelter project ends June 10, 2015! Please donate by clicking here.