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Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for Qassam attacks (archive photo) Photo: Tzafrir Abayov
Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for Qassam attacks (archive photo) Photo: Tzafrir Abayov

Qassam rocket strikes Sderot, again

No injuries, damage reported; Sderot mayor says attacks on city continue unabated

By Shmulik Hadad
Published: 06.17.05, 18:15 / Israel News

SDEROT - A Qassam rocket landed Friday in an open field near a Sderot cemetery; no injuries or damage were reported.


The Salach al-Din Companies, the military faction of the Popular Resistance Committees, have claimed responsibility for the Qassam attack.


The organization’s spokesman told Ynet the attack came as a response to the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and its violations of the agreed upon truce.


Thursday Palestinians fired two Qassams toward the southern city. One rocket was located in a city square near a local fire station. No injuries were reported, but a truck and a local factory were damaged.


Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack, saying it was a response to the arrest of its members by IDF troops in the West Bank city of Jenin.


The IDF said in response the two Qassams that landed in Sderot were fired from the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanun.


Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal and local residents said Thursday evening’s electrical blackout in the city was a result of the Qassam attack, as one of the rockets apparently hit a power line.


“I continue to claim the (Qassam rocket) attacks at the city never stopped completely, and it is our estimation they will resume shortly,” Moyal said.


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