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Qassam hits western Negev; no injuries
After three-week lull, rocket fired from north Gaza lands near kibbutz; alert system did not warn of incoming projectile

A Qassam fired by Palestinian terrorists in north Gaza Sunday morning landed near a kibbutz located within Sdot Negev Regional Council limits. There were no reports of injury or damage.


The "Color Red" alert system did not sound as the rocket was heading towards Israeli territory. IDF soldiers heard the explosion, which occurred in close proximity to the security fence separating Israel from Hamas-ruled Gaza.


The last rocket attack on Israel took place on July 16, when a Qassam landed in an open area in the western Negev.


That same month the defense establishment and the Rafael Armament Development Authority said they held successful tests of the Iron Dome rocket defense system.


The Iron Dome system was developed by Rafael in order to defend Israel from rocket and missile attacks. The Defense Ministry stated that "the tests that were conducted this week complete a series of successful tests of the Iron Dome system."


The ministry added that all of the systems involved – which include a radar, control system, launcher, and interceptor – were fully functional during the tests.


Shmulik Hadad contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 08.09.09, 09:24
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