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Qassam hits southern Israel; no injuries
Rocket fired from northern Gaza Strip lands in open area in Eshkol Regional Council. Launch follows series of shooting incidents on border in past week
A Qassam rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel. There were no reports of injuries or damage in the incident, which took place shortly before 7 am.


Thursday morning's rocket launch followed a series of shooting incident in the Gaza vicinity area in recent days.


On Monday afternoon, Palestinians opened fire from small-arms at Defense Ministry laborers engaged in infrastructure work near the border fence in the Kibbutz Nahal Oz area. The Israel Defense Forces responded to the incident by firing tank shells towards the gunmen.


At around midnight Sunday, Israel Air Force planes attacked three weapon smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza. The IDF said the strike was carried out in response to the firing of Qassam rockets at Israel on Saturday night.


Two Palestinians were killed Sunday afternoon and four others were injured by IDF fire north of the town of Beit Lahiya. The army reported that several people were spotted approaching the fence near Kibbutz Kfar Aza in order to plant an explosive device, and that mortars were fired at them after they had failed to obey warning shots.


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