Qassams land in Negev (Archive)
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Mortar barrages pound Negev

Gaza Palestinians launch series of mortar shell, Qassam attacks towards western Negev; no one wounded in attacks. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility

Palestinian terror cells bombarded the western Negev with rockets and mortars throughout the day Monday. No casualties or damage were caused in any of the attacks.


Five mortar shells fired from southern Gaza landed in open areas near the Kerem Shalom crossing Monday afternoon.


Earlier Palestinians in northern Gaza fired two Qassam rockets towards Israel. One landed near a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council, and the other apparently landed in Palestinian territory.


Around noon Monday three mortar shells were fired from north Gaza towards Israeli military vehicles operating near the security fence. No one was wounded in the incident.


In the morning hours a Qassam fired from northern Gaza towards a Sha'ar Henegev kibbutz landed in an open area. The Islamic Jihad's armed wing, the al-Quds Martyrs' Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack.


Over the weekend the IDF completed an operation in northern Gaza, during which they uncovered eight Qassam launchers. A number of the launchers were aimed at Israel, and a few had timers installed so attacks could be launched without direct activation.


Southern Command officials explained that the raid was part of routine operations against terror infrastructure in Gaza which targeted various threats including tunnels, Qassam rockets or terror operatives.


Shmulik Hadad, Ali Waked and Hanan Greenberg contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 07.09.07, 18:06
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