The "Color Red" anti-rocket alert system did not go off this time, thereby prompting a scare among area residents who heard the explosion sounds. Earlier Wednesday, six mortar shells fired by the Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and by the Popular Resistance Committees landed near a southern
Wednesday night, another Qassam rocket landed near a southern kibbutz, causing no damages or injuries.
Moyal (R) and Buskila meet (Photo: Shalom Halevy)
The renewed Qassam fire will force Sderot's newly elected Mayor, David Buskila, to contend with security issues in addition to the problems faced by any other town. A meeting between Buskila and outgoing Mayor Eli Moyal was entirely dedicated to security issues, with municipal affairs postponed for future meetings.
"I made sure to give Buskila an initial briefing, while focusing on the essence of the security preparations required at times of need, considering the security situation faced by Sderot," Moyal said at the end of the meeting.
Meanwhile, Buskila said he does not intend to call on Sderot residents to hit the streets in order to protest the ongoing Qassam attacks.
"The security issue and the rocket attacks are addressed by the government, and therefore, as mayor I need to work vis-à-vis government ministries," he said. "I will not take residents into the streets, but rather, work to ensure that the government delivers on all its pledges.”