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4 mortar shells fired at Israel; none injured

Two shells land in Palestinian territory, not far from border fence. Remaining two also explode within Gaza Strip territory

Palestinians fired four mortar shells at a community south of Ashkelon on Sunday. There were no reports of damage or injury, and all the shells landed on Palestinian territory.


Around 4:20 pm, echoes of explosions were heard in the communities along the Gaza border. Two of the mortar shells landed in Palestinian territory, not far from the border fence. The remaining two also exploded in Palestinian territory, further from the fence.


On Saturday night, two Qassam rockets fell in open areas in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, near Sderot. A "Color Red" siren was sounded throughout the city and the area. There were no reports of damage or injury.


Friday night, shortly after midnight, a mortar shell fired from Gaza landed in an open area in Ehshkol Regional Council, causing no damage or injuries.


On Thursday, a salvo of at least seven mortar shells was fired at the Western Negev from the Strip. Most of the shells landed near the Kerem Shalom crossing and in Eshkol Regional Council.


Residents of the Kerem Shalom Kibbutz were instructed to enter their bomb shelters, and remained there for some 30 minutes. There were no reports of damage or injury, and the Popular Resistance Committees' Salah a-Din Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack.


Sunday morning two Palestinians were killed in an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip. Palestinians claim that the two were hit by IDF artillery fire, but the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the military had no knowledge of the incident, and that no strike was carried out in the area.


פרסום ראשון: 01.10.10, 17:07
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