Rockets fired on Negev 9Archive)
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Qassams land near Ashkelon, in western Negev
Again, rocket falls outside southern city, five others land in open fields in Negev. Eshkol Regional Council head calls on government to speed up fortification of houses in region

A Qassam rocket fired from the northern Gaza trip landed in an open field south of Ashkelon Wednesday morning. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.


Five Qassam rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council since the morning hours. All the rockets fell in open areas, causing no injuries or damage.


The regional council's head Haim Yalin told Ynet, "We are eagerly awaiting the start of fortification works, as promised us by the prime minister. At present not all houses in the regional council have security rooms.


"We will not be able to enjoy complete security until all those houses are fortified. I call on the defense establishment to act for ensuring the safety of the residents and for securing the Gaza border."


Three Qassam rockets landed Tuesday night in southern Ashkelon. There were no reports of injuries or damage. Hamas claimed responsibility for firing the rockets.


Earlier Tuesday, Palestinians fired 12 Qassam rockets at the southern town of Sderot and the western Negev communities. A 14-year-old girl was moderately injured by shrapnel and three people were lightly hurt from smoke inhalation after a rocket directly hit a house in Sderot.


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