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Qassam in open field by Sderot (Archives) Photo: Amir Cohen
Qassam in open field by Sderot (Archives) Photo: Amir Cohen

2 Qassams fired at Negev

Islamic Jihad activists claim responsibility for rockets fired at Negev. ‘Color Red’ alert system activated in Sderot, no injuries reported

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 06.06.07, 03:12 / Israel News

Palestinians fired two Qassam rockets at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip late Tuesday night. The “Color Red” alert system was activated in Sderot, but it remained unclear where the rockets landed. There were no reports of injuries.


Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad's military wing, claimed responsibility for the rockets. The organization's spokesman said that the rockets that were fired were medium-range "Quds" rockets.

Earlier in the day, two other Qassam rockets landed near the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip.


The rockets appear to have landed in open areas; no injuries were reported.


The IDF’s wide scale ground operation, which began on Monday in the south of the Gaza Strip, ended Tuesday morning. IDF forces completed their search of smuggling tunnels dug between Gaza and Egypt as well as arms stockpiles already in Gaza.


During the operation several dozen Palestinians were detained for questioning and some were taken to Israel for further questioning.


Ali Waked contributed to this article


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