Qassam rocket (archives)
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Qassam explodes west of Sderot
Color Red alert sounded in Gaza vicinity shortly before rocket hits open area; no injuries or damage reported

After a relatively quiet week a Qassam hits Israeli territory once again. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded Sunday night in an open field west of the southern city of Sderot. No injuries or damage were reported.


A Color Red alert was sounded close to 23:45 pm in Sderot and nearby communities. Seconds later, a explosion was heard in the area.


Since the end of Operation Cast Lead in early 2009, a relative state of calm has been maintained around the Gaza Strip, despite occasional shooting incidents, attempts to place explosives and the firing of Qassam rockets.


Last Friday, Israel Defense Forces soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian who was suspected of placing explosives near the border fence in the Nahal Oz area. Source in the Strip reported of two injuries in mild condition.


On Monday, a Color Red alert was activated in the Sderot area. Shortly after a rocket was reported to have landed in a open field in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported as a result of the incident.


פרסום ראשון: 11.09.09, 00:30
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