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Rocket hits open area in Sha'ar Hanegev; none injured

Color red alert siren sounds in region. One hit detected in open area, no injuries reported. Rocket most likely launched from Gaza Strip

Matan Tzuri
Published: 01.18.14, 23:34 / Israel News

A rocket hit an open area between two communities in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries were reported. The rocket was most likely launched from the center of the Gaza Strip.



A color red alert sounded in the area of Sdot Negev and Sha'ar Hanegev regional councils prior to the hits.


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On Thursday, several rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip in the direction of Ashkelon. The Iron Dome missile defense system most likely intercepted all rockets, and the IDF was combing the area to see if another rocket had hit an open area.


Israeli aircraft attacked an underground rocket launcher, an ammunition arsenal, an ammunition factory and a terror hub in northern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning in response, injuring five people.


On Monday, only a short time after leaders from Israel and the world left the northern Negev ranch where former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest, two rockets were launched at the area.


There were no injuries or damages reported.


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