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Rocket hits western Negev; none injured

No injuries reported as Gazans continue to fire rockets at southern Israel; Islamic Jihad, Hamas: We're working together to better respond to Israeli aggression

Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at Netivot on Wednesday evening. The shell landed in an open area between Netivot and Sdot Negev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported


Security forces are canvassing the area for the projectile.


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Ahmed Modlal, an Islamic Jihad official said that Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are working together. He stressed that the two terrorist groups are coordinated on most military matters; however, they occasionally hold meetings in order to establish joint political policy within the Palestinian public.


"Joint action between the Defenders of al-Aqsa and Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades is a good way to illustrate the Palestinian resistance," he said. "We have a joint operation room in order for us to better respond to Israeli aggression with one united national plan."


Top Politburo delegate in Gaza Mahmoud al-Zahar also confirmed that Hamas was coordinating operations with other Gaza-based Palestinian organizations in order to "respond to the Israeli aggression."


On Tuesday, Palestinian terror groups fired several rockets at southern Israel. There were no reports of injuries or damage.


On Monday, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in the Gaza Strip fired some 55 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel. The shells landed in communities in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of injuries, although two buildings were lightly damaged and several goats were killed due to an explosion in an animal corner.


Hamas' military wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the Ansar al-Quds group claimed responsibility for Monday morning's attack on the south. They claimed the attack was a response to the IAF's airstrike on Gaza on Sunday.


Elior Levy contributed to this report




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