Against the backdrop of political unease, in light of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday announcement that the elections for the Knesset will be held earlier than expected, Sderot Mayor David Buskila commented: "Israel is heading toward election when there are still unresolved defense issues."
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"The continuous rocket fire towards Israel indicates that something has happened to our ability to deter," Buskila continued. "We shouldn’t let those who threaten us determine the agenda. At the moment, they're the ones who decide that we won't get any sleep at night, when we will wake up, or when we will run to the shelters – and we have no say in the matter.
"I think that when it comes to this threat, it would be best if the current government would hold office for one more year, until the end of its term, so that it would be able to address those issues and find a solution."
Earlier on Tuesday, a Qassam rocket exploded in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council and another rocket exploded at the Eshkol Regional Council near the Gazan border.No injuries were reported in either explosion.
Dozens of rockets and mortar shells that were fired towards Eshkol on Monday hit two structures in the council, causing damage. The military wings of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad's claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Palestinians said that the attacks came in response for IDF strikes on Hamas posts in Gaza, in which five people were injured.
Ilana Curiel contributed to this report
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