Netanyahu rushed offstage from campaign event in Ashdod due to rockets from Gaza

Netanyahu rushed offstage from campaign event in Ashdod due to rockets from Gaza
VOA video, YouTube

[Ed. – Reminder: the big reason for having a presence overseas has always been to keep this stuff overseas instead of letting it get over here.  The Israeli “Mulligan” election is 17 September.]

Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza on Wednesday hours after rockets from the Palestinian enclave triggered sirens that forced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the stage at an election rally in Israel. …

Hours earlier, bodyguards rushed Netanyahu to shelter in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod when the sirens sounded during a Tuesday evening rally, a week ahead of a general election.

Netanyahu was unhurt and several minutes later he continued his speech, which was broadcast live on social media by his right-wing Likud party. …

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The Israeli military said two rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Ashdod and another port city, Ashkelon, just to the south, and were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

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