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Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired at south

Sporadic fire at western Negev continues despite armistice declared by Gaza terror groups

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 08.28.11, 07:58 / Israel News

The Gaza groups may have declared a ceasefire, but the fire emanating from the Strip continues: The Iron Dome battery stationed near Beersheba intercepted a Grad rocket fired at the Hazerim area.


The rocket landed in an open area, causing no harm. The Color Red alert sounded in the area beforehand.


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The al-Tawhid wal-Jihad group, a radical, Gaza-based jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for the fire.


On Saturday, a Qassam rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in an open area in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.


Friday also saw rocket fire at southern Israel: Two Qassam rockets exploded in open areas in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, and a short rocket was fired at Ashkelon. 




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