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The Israeli army said that at least four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip just after midnight on Saturday President Joe Biden Still in the area.
The Israeli military confirmed the missile attack in a series of tweets, including a video clip showing the moment the IDF’s missile defense system launched a missile from the air.
An initial tweet read: “Sirens sounded in southern Israel.”
In a follow-up tweet, the IDF said it responded to the rocket attack by targeting a Hamas rocket production site.
In response to the rocket fire From Gaza in Israel Tonight, we targeted one of the most important Hamas rocket production sites in Gaza, the Israeli army said. “This strike will significantly impair Hamas’ ability to build strength.”
The Times of Israel reported that sirens were heard in the southern port city of Ashkelon.
The Israeli army added: “We will continue to defend Israeli civilians from Hamas terror.”
The Israeli army later announced that four missiles were fired at Israel.
No armed group in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has claimed responsibility for the attack. A similar missile launch occurred in 2020 when Israel signed a peace agreement with the UAE and Bahrain, The Times of Israel reported.
The missiles came hours after President Biden visited Israel and the West Bank, and shortly after he announced a deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
At the conclusion of this meeting, the two sides issued this statement outlining the strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States over the coming decades with the aim of promoting their common interests and advancing a common vision of more peace, a secure, prosperous and stable Middle East.
Biden spent three days in Israel before traveling to Saudi Arabia on Friday.
The president arrived in Jeddah on Friday before noon EST at King Abdulaziz International Airport, when he became the first US president to complete a direct flight from Israel to Saudi Arabia.
The President left the airport to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Said at the Royal Peace Palace. Biden and his team also met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi ministers.
Biden will remain in Saudi Arabia for another day as he holds meetings with Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Kadhimi, Egyptian President El-Sisi and President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The United Arab Emirates.
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