Photo: Tsafrir Abayov

Rocket lands in Eshkol

Qassam rocket lands in western Negev during Passover Seder; none injured

A Qassam rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the Eshkol Regional Council during Passover eve Monday.


The rocket landed in an open area. No one was injured and no damage was caused.


No siren was sounded in the vicinity's communities before the rocket fell, apparently due to the fact that it was not expected to land near a populated area.


Monday's rockets comes following weeks of rising tensions on the Gaza front, which culminated in a fire exchange which left Major Eliraz Peretz and Staff Sergeant Ilan Sviatkovsky dead on Friday.


Following the lethal incident and increased rockets attacks in recent weeks, the IDF has been on high alert ahead of Passover, in preparation for another possible escalation.


The fact that the fire exchange took place immediately before Passover was one of the factors that led the military to decide not to respond for the time being, to ensure a calm holiday.


However, military sources stressed on Sunday that the IDF reserves its right to respond, and that a response will come "at the right timing".  


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