Grad landing site in Eshkol
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'Rocket fire on Beersheba will become routine'

Eshkol Regional Council Head Haim Yelin says sporadic rocket fire on Negev is the 'language of terrorists'; warns that they 'aim to make such fire the norm'

The sporadic rocket fire from Gaza at Israel's Negev communities, which has been disrupting the fragile ceasefire in the southern sector, is of little surprise to the heads of the Negev communities, Ynet learned Thursday.


Eshkol Regional Council Head Haim Yelin told Ynet that "This is the language of terrorists, and those who aren't acquainted with it should open a dictionary.


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"There is no calm, no ceasefire. These concepts do not exist when rockets are flying over Israel."


The current round of escalation has seen Gaza's terror groups fire not only on the Gaza vicinity communities but also on Netivot and Beersheba, and according to Yalin "they aim to make this the norm… there are no word to describe this situation. Certainly not words like 'calm' or 'lull'… they don't apply when rockets are raining on Israel."


Thursday morning saw two grad rockets fired at Beersheba. One projectile was intercepted by Iron Dome, while the second exploded in an open area.


A political source told Ynet Wednesday that "at this time Israel will not respond to rockets fired at the south since the ceasefire took effect," adding that "After each round of escalations we see what is known as the 'tail' – a few hours during which there is still some fire, as if to show that they have the last word.


"The situation is still within Israel's containment. We're following the situation closely," the source added.



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