Qassam rocket in Netivot
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Rocket explodes near house south of Ashkelon
Qassam rocket explodes in yard of private residence at Hof Ashkelon Regional Council

A Qassam rocket that was fired from Gaza on Tuesday evening exploded in a yard of private house in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. Two people suffered shock.


"We were very lucky, the rocket landed three or four meters (roughly10 feet) from the house but exploded in the sand, so no damage was done," a local resident told Ynet.


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Two rockets that were fired from Gaza on Saturday night landed in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported in either incident. The rockets were fired a few hours after an IDF strike killed a leader of Salafi organization linked with the Islamic Jihad.


On Sunday, Palestinian sources in Gaza reported that the IAF struck east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, killing two and wounding two.


IDF officials said the strike targeted a terrorist cell that earlier launched a mortar shell towards the Eshkol Regional Council. The operatives apparently belonged to the Mujahideen Shura Council, the Salafi organization whose leader was killed by the IDF on Saturday.


On Friday evening a rocket fired from Gaza  exploded in a backyard in the southern city of Netivot. One person suffered from shock, and a warehouse and chicken coop were damaged.


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