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Qassam rocket (archive photo) Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman
Qassam rocket (archive photo) Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman

Rocket hits near Shaar Hanegev, no injuries

Following a few months of relative quite, southern residents return to life under constant rocket threat. Terrorists fire rocket Friday morning at Shaar Hanegev region. No injuries or damage reported

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 10.02.09, 08:12 / Israel News

A Qassam rocket fired from Gaza slammed into an open area in Shaar Hanegev Regional Council on Friday. No injuries or damage have been reported.


There has been a recent escalation in the southern zone following a few months of relative quiet. The sprinkling of rockets has continued in recent days. The IDF usually responds by attacking weapons smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip.


The Color Red alert system sounded again after the rocket hit, but this apparently was a false alarm.


Terrorists fired rockets Wednesday from the northern Gaza Strip into Israel. The Color Red alert system was not activated, but a loud explosion was heard in one of the kibbutzim in Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. In response, the Israel Air Force attacked one of the weapons smuggling tunnels in the southern Strip.


On Tuesday, two rockets were fired into Israel. They detonated in open areas in Eshkol Regional Council and on Ashkelon beach. IAF aircraft attacked a rocket being prepared for launch in the northern Gaza Strip after three Qassam rockets were launched by Palestinians into the western Negev during Yom Kippur. One of the rockets landed in Gaza, and the two others landed in Sdot Negev. No injuries or damage were reported in the incident.


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