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Qassam rocket (Archive photo) Photo: Tsafrir Abayov
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51st Qassam since truce lands in south

Two rockets land in western Negev Sunday morning; cabinet to discuss Israeli response

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 12.24.06, 09:04 / Israel News

Residents of the western Negev were not impressed by the promises made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during his meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Saturday.

 

Since the beginning of the ceasefire, 51 Qassam rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip – two of which were launched early Sunday morning.

 

Residents of Sderot and Gaza vicinity communities again woke to the sound of the alert system, shortly after which a loud explosion was heard as a result of a Qassam that landed and exploded nearby a kibbutz belonging to the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council.

 

A second rocket landed shortly after nearby a kibbutz in the area. No injuries or damages were reported in either case.

 

An additional four rockets were launched towards the western Negev throughout the weekend. One boy from Sderot was lightly injured by shrapnel.

 

The Qassam issue came up during Olmert and Abbas’ meeting, when the prime minister warned that Israel could not continue to show restraint much longer.

 

The political-security Cabinet would discuss the response to the Qassam’s Sunday. The defense establishment urged the government to approve a response to the continuing fire.

 

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