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Qassam lands in Ashkelon; none injured

Rocket lands in southern industrial zone, causing no damage. Earlier, two mortar shells land in open area in Eshkol Regional Council; no injuries or damage reported

Unrest in south continues. After an IDF strike the previous night, which came in response to mortar shells fired at Israel, Palestinians fired a Qassam rocket from the Gaza strip Wednesday night.


The rocket exploded in Ashkelon's southern industrial zone, near one of its facilities. No one was injured and no damage was caused.


Earlier Wednesday, two mortar shells fired from Gaza landed in an open area in Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of injury or damage.


Once the rocket was fired, a Color Red siren was activated in the industrial zone and the nearby kibbutzim, and the workers in the area said they were asked to take cover.


The explosion was also heard in Ashkelon and the nearby communities. It should be noted that Wednesday's rocket was the first to fall in the area in some time.


A scenario in which the infrastructure and energy facilities located in Ashkelon's southern industrial zone come under attack was exercised on Wednesday as part of the Home Front Command's "Turning Point 4" security drill.


Recent days have seen a series of security events in the Gaza Strip. Tuesday night, Fifteen Palestinians were wounded early after the Air Force struck targets in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip.


Earlier this week, a failed terror attack took place near the border fence in the northern Gaza Strip when Palestinians planted explosives on a cart strapped to a donkey. The bomb exploded and the donkey was killed in the incident.


Ilana Curiel contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 05.27.10, 00:44
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