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4 rockets fall in south; none injured

One rocket, with 115 mm diameter, appears to have been made outside Gaza Strip, using professional means

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News

Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries.

 

An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip.

 

The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested.

 

Just three days ago, and after weeks of relative calm, the Israel Defense Forces opened fire at a cell of Palestinian terrorists approaching the border fence.

 

Two people were killed and eight others were injured from the shelling near Beit Hanoun. One of the people injured sustained serious wounds. The others were lightly to moderately wounded.

 

Some three weeks ago the Israel Air Force struck a number of terror targets in the Strip, in response to a rocket fired at Sdot Negev Regional Council a day earlier, damaging a packing-house in the area.

 

Last week the military carried out a successful test of the Iron Dome defense system, which is meant to protect the home front from short-range rocket attacks.

 

The first two batteries are slated to be operational as of November, but it seems the IDF does not plan to station the system in the Gaza-vicinity at this point.

 

 

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