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Rocket hits Eshkol Council; no injuries

Gaza rocket explodes in open area on holiday of Shavuot. 'This hasn’t stopped us from celebrating,' council head says

Ilana Curiel
Published: 05.15.13, 16:53 / Israel News

A rocket exploded Wednesday – the holiday of Shavuot - in an open area at the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported. A Color Red siren sounded prior to the hit.


Eshkol Regional Council head Chaim Yalin said the rocket did not stop the residents from enjoying the holiday. "Not the weather or the rockets will ruin our holiday," he said. "The farmers worked all year ling to celebrate their holiday."


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Earlier this month, another rocket hit the council. In later April, on the holiday of Lag B'Omer a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area at the Sdot Negev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.


A few hours later, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced that Israeli aircraft attacked a terror facility and a weapons cache in south Gaza. Direct hits were confirmed.


Meanwhile, Wednesday also saw at least two mortar shells fired into Israeli territory in the Mount Hermon region in the Golan Heights.


According to assessments they were stray mortars mistakenly fired at Israel as part of the Syrian conflict between rebels and Bashar Assad's army. No injuries or damage were reported. The IDF decided to close the Hermon site's upper part to visitors. Israel has also lodged a complaint with the UN's peacekeeping force in the Golan.



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