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Rockets fired at western Negev; IAF strikes Gaza

Truce rattled as several projectiles hit south, causing no harm. IAF strikes Gaza; Palestinians say Hamas operative killed. Beersheba suspends school day

Ilana Curiel
Latest Update: 10.28.12, 08:30 / Israel News

Several rockets fired from northern Gaza exploded in open areas on the outskirts of Beersheba Sunday morning. No injuries or damage were reported.

 

The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, saying in a statement that it was "a warning against continued Israeli aggression."

 

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Following the rocket fire and the volatile security situation, the City of Beersheba decided to suspend the school day. Classes at the Ben Gurion University will be held as usual.

 

Beersheba Mayor Rubik Danilovich told Ynet that the decision was made independently by the city: "Beersheba has the benefit of experience. We've had four direct hits on schools, and each of those times was when we were told to resume normalcy."

 

The Home Front Command said that "No special instructions have been given regarding gatherings in Beersheba. The City has the right to exercise caution, as it has in the past."

 

Two rockets were fired on Israel's south on Saturday night as well, exploding in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council and causing no harm.

 

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the IAF struck terror targets in Gaza Strip overnight, in response to the rocket fire.

 

Palestinian sources in the strip said that the target was a terror cell in Khan Younis.

 

According to the Palestinians, an operative with Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was killed and another one was wounded.

 

Israel's southern communities suffered heavy rocket fire last Wednesday, as over 70 projectiles were fired at the area.

 

Three foreign workers were injured, two of them seriously, in the attacks. The school system in the Gaza vicinity communities was suspended for one day over the security situation, as well.

 

On Wednesday night, Egypt was able to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

 

Elior Levy contributed to this report

 

 

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First Published: 10.28.12, 06:44

 

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