Qassam rocket (Archive)
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Attacks on south continue; Synagogue damaged

More rockets, mortar shells explode in open areas; no injuries or damages reported

Attacks on south continue: A Qassam rocket exploded Thursday evening in an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council. No injuries or damages were reported in the attack. Later, a Qassam rocket landed near a synagogue in the southern town of Netivot, damaging it but causing no injuries.


Earlier in the evening, two mortar shells fired from the Gaza strip landed in open areas in the south. No injuries or damages were reported in this attack either.


Five Qassam rockets and a mortar shell were fired on the western Negev earlier Thursday in response to an Israeli air strike on a terror cell in the Gaza Strip that left three gunmen dead and another wounded.


The first rocket fell just before 9 am in an open area in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. About an hour later, two more rockets were fired from the Strip, landing in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. In both incidents there were no reports of injuries or damage.


The Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for the rocket fire earlier in the day.


Ilana Curiel and Ali Waked contributed to the story


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