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2 rockets land in western Negev; none injured

Color Red alert sounds throughout Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council just seconds before explosions rock the area

Residents of the western Negev woke up to yet another day of rocker fire Monday, as the Color Red alert sounded in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council in the early hours of the morning.


Two explosions soon followed, as two rockets landed in the council's open areas. No injuries or damage were reported.


The rockets landed in a relatively remote area of the council, unaccustomed to rocket fire. Security forces are canvassing the area in search of the rockets, but have yet to locate them.


Monday morning's rocket fire followed a similar rude awakening the area's residents received on Sunday, as two rockets were fired from northern Gaza at Israel's south.


Still, the Color Red system failed to operate Sunday. Luckily, those rockets landed in open areas as well, causing no harm.


Sunday noon saw IDF forces clash with Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip. The clash left three Palestinians dead, included an elderly shepherd and his grandson.


A spokesman for one of the Palestinian organizations told Ynet that the IDF used artillery fire on armed men approaching the security fence. One of the shells apparently hit a Palestinian house. None injuries were reported among IDF soldiers.


Several hours prior to the clash saw Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin warn of an foreseeable increase in terror activity, parallel to any progress made in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.  



פרסום ראשון: 09.13.10, 07:21
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