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Rocket lands in southern community

Qassam rocket lands in open area in Nativ Ha’asara Monday evening; no injuries reported

Palestinian terrorists fired a Qassam rocket Monday evening at the southern community of Nativ Ha’asara, just north of Gaza, police officials said.


The rocket landed in an open area near the community’s greenhouses. No injuries were reported in the strike.


Security forces were promptly dispatched to the scene in a bid to pin-point the exact landing site. The rocket apparently landed at the community around 7:30 p.m., with forces having trouble locating the landing site because of the darkness. However, it appears some greenhouses were damaged.


Army prepares for trouble


Earlier, the Hamas head in the West Bank town of Nablus ,Amjad Hanawi, 33, was killed during an exchange of fire with IDF forces. During the operation, fire was opened at the troops several times. Soldiers responded with fire and in one of the incidences killed Hanawi, who refused to leave his house and attempted to escape.


Meanwhile, the IDF is waiting to see how the Nablus operation will affect fighting on the southern front, particularly in light of the fact the army fired close to 60 artillery shells at northern Gaza overnight in response to an earlier mortar attack.


"We are not certain whether we'll see a response, but we are preparing for such scenario," one high ranking officer told Ynet.


Although the IDF does not regularly operate against groups committed to the lull in violence, like Hamas, the army distinguish between terrorists who continue to act openly and those who abide by intra-Palestinian truce understandings, the official said.


Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story


פרסום ראשון: 11.14.05, 20:19
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