VIDEO - Ceasefire breached again: A Qassam rocket fired by Palestinian gunmen into Israeli territory Tuesday evening landed in an open area next to Sderot; a short while later a second rocket landed just north of the western Negev town, in Kibbutz Yad Mordechai.
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the military arm of Fatah, took responsibility for firing the two Qassam rockets. The organization announced that the shootings will continue in response to continued Israeli violations of the ceasefire.
The organization threatened Monday to end its commitment to the truce because of what they defined as "Israeli violations and the kidnapping of a woman Palestinian resident of Hebron by settlers."
No injuries and no damage were reported in either incident.
The attacks, which marked the third time rockets were fired into Israel since the ceasefire took effect at 6 a.m. Sunday, took place as business mogul Arcadi Gaydamak visited Sderot, where he met with Mayor Eli Moyal.
Gaydamak (L) and Moyal in Sderot (Photo: Amir Cohen)
Gaydamak, who recently funded vacations for hundreds of Sderot residents in Eilat, said he did not arrive in the city to donate money.
“The residents must be helped – this is a long-lasting tradition,” he said. “I have no political ambitions, and whatever I do is not done out of political considerations. I have proven to everyone that within three months I can collect more mandates than any other politician, but this is not my intention.”
On Monday two Qassam rockets fired from north Gaza landed in open areas in the western Negev region; no injuries or damage were reported.
Mayor Moyal told Ynet Monday afternoon that he was not surprised by the rocket fire.
"We enjoyed 26 and-a-half hours of calm, but we did not act as if the Qassams ended," he said.
Meanwhile, as the fragile ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians entered its third day, dozens of members of the of the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade gathered in Nablus for a military parade showing off what they say is the new and improved rockets of the organization in the West Bank.
The activists claimed that the rocket is a new model called Jund Allah 1, and it will be operational soon to be launched at Israeli targets.
The Brigades clarified that in case of an Israeli escalation, the rockets will land in a short time in Israel.
Ali Waked contributed to this report