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Qassam hits Negev region; no injuries

Rocket fired from northern Gaza lands in open area. 'We feel helpless; you hear the Color Red alert system and pray for a miracle,' Kfar Aza resident says

A Qassam fired by Palestinians in northern Gaza Sunday night landed within the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council's limits. No injuries or damage were reported.


At around 11:10 pm a loud blast was heard in the western Negev area. The rocket apparently landed in an open field.


Ophir Libstein of Kfar Aza said the rocket attack underscored the urgency of the petition filed on behalf of the residents of Israeli communities surrounding Gaza demanding that the government complete the fortification of their homes.


"We feel helpless; you hear the 'Color Red' (rocket alert system) and pray for a miracle," he said."


Earlier Gaza residents reported of sporadic electricity blackouts, and Palestinian officials blamed Israel for cutting off fuel shipments to their power plant.


Dozens of Qassams and mortar shells have been fired toward Israel since Tuesday night following the IDF's ground operation aimed at destroying a tunnel that was meant to be used to kidnap an Israeli soldier.


פרסום ראשון: 11.10.08, 00:02
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