Dec. 31, 2018
IDF: 1,000 Rockets and Mortars Fired at Israel from Gaza in 2018 – Anna Ahronheim (Jerusalem Post)
1,000 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza into Israel over the past year, a dramatic rise from the past three years when there were 71 in total.
250 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and 45 fell in urban areas.
The IDF destroyed 15 terror tunnels which infiltrated into Israeli territory from Gaza this year, and completed 27 km. of an underground barrier designed to block tunnels.
7 soldiers and 9 civilians were killed and 199 injured in 87 terror attacks in 2018, compared to 20 killed and 169 injured in 97 terror attacks in 2017.