Mortar shell fired from Gaza (archives)
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Mortar shell explodes near border fence

No injures or damage reported after mortar fired from Gaza hits open area near southern kibbutz

A mortar shell fired from the northern Gaza Strip exploded in an open area near the border fence, not far from a kibbutz in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. There were no reports of injuries or damage.


The Color Red alert system was not activated in the Gaza vicinity area. A 60-millimter mortar shell was found near the fence.


The recent incident on the southern front occurred about a week ago, when two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were lightly injured by mortar shells fired by Palestinians at troops engaged in engineering work near the border fence in the Eshkol Regional Council. The Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing, claimed responsibility.


The Palestinians directed the mortar fire at the same area where a soldier was lightly wounded the day before. The incident followed an IDF attack that killed an Islamic Jihad operative.


An IDF force fired at two suspects as they were planting an explosive device. While soldiers were scouring the area, an explosion occurred near the security fence. One soldier sustained mild shrapnel injuries in the attack.


That same evening, two Qassam rockets landed within the Eshkol Regional Council.



פרסום ראשון: 08.25.10, 17:23
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