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Qassam in Negev (Archives) Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman
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2 Qassams hit south Israel; no injuries

One rocket lands near kibbutz, another near security fence. Eshkol council head says 'for us the ceasefire ended weeks ago'

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 12.12.08, 12:41 / Israel News

Two Qassams fired from northern Gaza in the late hours of Friday morning landed in Israel's western Negev region, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

 

One rocket landed in an open area near a kibbutz located with the Eshkol Regional Council's limits, while the other landed near the security
fence separating Israel from the Hamas-controlled enclave.

 

Eshkol Council head Haim Yalin said that despite the fact that the ceasefire between Israel and the armed Palestinian groups is expected to expire next week, "for us it came to an end weeks ago, when the incessant rocket fire on our communities resumed and when the IDF launched the operation to collapse the tunnel in Gaza."

 

On Wednesday a Qassam launched from Gaza landed in an open field near a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack, which occurred as the area's children were making their way to local schools and kindergartens.

 

Sha'ar Hanegev Council head Alon Shuster said the rocket was "another painful reminder of the reality in which we live and underscores our just struggle for the fortification our homes, which has been partially completed. We still expect the government to stop the rocket fire entirely." 

 

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