Qassam landing site on Wednesday
Photo: Naftali Sivan

2 Qassams land in Sderot

Rockets hit city center, open field in nearby kibbutz; several people suffer from shock, damage caused to vehicle

Palestinian gunmen fired two Qassam rockets from the northern Gaza Strip toward Israel on Thursday morning.


One rocket landed in the center of the southern town of Sderot, and another landed in an open field in a nearby kibbutz. A vehicle was damaged and a number of people suffered shock in the attack.


Israeli officials fear that the Hamas takeover of areas in the Gaza Strip may cause the fire to be diverted toward Israel.


Over the past few days, the number of rockets being fired at Israel's southern communities has diminished to just a few rockets in the early mornings and evenings, following internal Palestinian clashes.


In the meantime, terror organizations continue to attempt suicide attacks on Israel. On Wednesday it was reveled that Shin Bet intelligence service recently prevented a double suicide bombing in central Israel.


According to the statement, two Palestinian women were arrested last month at the Erez crossing following Shin Bet intelligence reports. The two planned to carry out suicide bombings in Tel Aviv and Netanya.


Internal chaos in the Palestinians Authority has intensified over the past few days, and PA security forces, accompanied by Fatah members, began arresting senior Hamas members in the West Bank on Wednesday night.


The operation was launched in Ramallah, and the list of detainees contained 1,500 names of senior Hamas members and activists.


Sources in the Gaza Strip said that all Hamas members which were not held by Israel were expected to be arrested in the operation, which would only be halted if Hamas declared that it would accept a ceasefire in the coming hours.


The list of detainees contained Hamas mayors, university and charity activists, and people involved in the organization's religious activity.


פרסום ראשון: 06.14.07, 09:26
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