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Sapper removes Qassam remains (archive) Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman
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Qassams land near Sderot, Netivot

Rockets hits open areas near southern Israeli towns, no injuries or damage reported. Earlier the IAF attacked targets in Rafah

Shmulik Hadad
Latest Update: 02.19.09, 20:49 / Israel News

A Qassam rocket landed in an open area in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council shortly after 6:00 pm on Thursday evening, near the town of Sderot. No injuries were reported and no damage was caused. Some two hours later another rocket landed in an open area near Netivot. No injuries were reported. 

 

In recent days the IDF has been responding to the rocket and mortar fire emanating from Gaza by attacking smuggling tunnels in the southern part of the Strip. Earlier on Thursday the IAF struck targets near the city of Rafah. Palestinian sources reported that the attacks focused on the Philadelphi Route, bordering on Egypt.

 

Earlier on Thursday the IAF struck targets near the city of Rafah. Palestinian sources reported that the attacks focused on the Philadelphi Route, bordering on Egypt.

 

A Qassam rocket was fired from Gaza on Wednesday morning. It landed near a kibbutz in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage. Several hours beforehand the IAF attacked seven weaponry smuggling tunnels on the Philadelphi Route and a Hamas outpost in the Khan Younis region.

 

First Published: 02.19.09, 18:36

 

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