For the second time since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense,
an air raid siren sounded in Jerusalem
at around 2:15 pm, shortly before the arrival of UN chief Ban Ki-moon
to the city.
The rocket likely landed in Gush Etzion. Israeli and Palestinian residents told Ynet that the rocket landed in an open area between two Palestinian village. Hamas claimed responsibility for the firing. No injuries or damage were reported.
The spokesman for the Judea and Samaria Fire Services said, "One of the rockets landed near a Palestinian village. It did not explode, there are no injuries. Police sealed the area. The other rocket landed near Hebron, also in an open area."
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Minutes earlier, a rocket hit a building in the Eshkol Regional Council. One man was injured. Another rocket attack on the region lightly hurt five people.
Siren in Jerusalem (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg)
Photo: Liat Keller
Local residents reported that the siren caused great panic in the capital.
Several minutes earlier a structure was hit in the Eshkol Regional Council. One man was hurt by rocket fire.
Ban Ki-moon and Minister Gilad Erdan
More than 80 rockets were fired at Israel since midnight in the backdrop of reports that the top nine ministers have decided to seek a ceasefire. The Iron Dome system intercepted 28 rockets.
Earlier on Tuesday, an Armored Corps reserve officer was moderately injured by a barrage of 13 rockets and mortar shells fired at the Eshkol Regional Council.
Noam (Dabul) Dvir contributed to this report