Grad landing site in Beersheba (archives)
Photo: Yigal Buchlin

Qassam lands in Negev; no injuries

Rocket fired from north Gaza lands near Netivot; another Qassam apparently lands in Palestinian territory

A Qassam rocket fired from northern Gaza late Friday landed in an open area within the limits of the Sdot Negev Regional Council. There were no reports of injury or damage.


Security forces were searching for the rocket's exact landing site.


The "Color Red" alert system sounded just after 10:30 pm in Netivot and the surrounding area. A number of explosions were heard shortly thereafter.


Terrorists apparently fired another rocket which landed in Palestinian territory.


Earlier this week Palestinian terrorists fired a Grad rocket towards Beersheba for the first time since Operation Cast Lead ended in January 2009. Ten people suffered from shock. In response, Israeli aircraft launched a series of strikes in Gaza. The aircraft opened fire on the rocket-launching cell, and the Palestinians said three people were lightly injured.


The relative calm along the Israel-Gaza border was violated some 10 days ago - on the day Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz took over as the 20th IDF chief of staff – when a Qassam rocket exploded in an open area in the Negev region. There were no reports of injury or damage.



פרסום ראשון: 02.25.11, 23:21
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