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Rockets explode near Egypt border

Four rockets fired at Israeli town on Egyptian border; several explode inside town, one near school. No injuries or damage reported. IDF suspects rockets fired from Sinai Peninsula

Four rockets were fired at an Israeli town on the Egyptian border on Wednesday. Several rockets exploded inside the town. No injuries or damage were reported.


The Color Red alert did not sound. The defense establishment is checking where the rockets had been fired from – Sinai or the Gaza Strip. Security forces were called to the scene.


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A short while later a mortar shell landed in an open area within the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of injury or damage.


A resident of the community in which the rockets landed told Ynet, "We heard a whistling sound and then explosions. We initially thought it was the army because there was no siren and there are training grounds nearby, but we were later informed that one of the rockets landed inside the community, about 50 meters from a school. Other rockets landed nearby, but not as close to the homes."


More than 110 rockets were fired at Israel since Saturday's IDF jeep attack. The last was fired on Tuesday and landed in Ashdod.


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One of the rockets' exploding location ( Photo: Ira Eitam)


Also on Tuesday, the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing released a video documenting the attack on the IDF jeep.


The group claimed responsibility for the attack that left four IDF soldiers wounded – one in serious condition, two in moderate condition and one in light condition.


Yoav Zitun contributed to this report




פרסום ראשון: 11.14.12, 14:54
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