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2 blasts rock Eshkol Council; no injuries

Mortar shells hit open areas in Eshkol Regional Council, it is believed. Army estimates attack initiated by Gaza terrorists acting in defiance of Hamas

Two loud blasts rocked the Eshkol Regional Council Wednesday morning, likely as a result of mortar shells that hit open areas. No injuries or damage were reported.


The Color Red alert did not sound prior to the hit.


Army sources estimate the mortars were fired by Gaza terrorists acting in defiance of Hamas.


Security forces did not locate rocket traces in their scans. It is possible they landed inside the Gaza Strip.


Recent tensions between the IDF and armed Gaza factions began three months ago when three mortars were fired at Israel.


One hit the Eshkol Regional Council without causing injuries or damage. The Air Force struck two targets in the Gaza Strip in response.


Yoav Zitun contributed to this report



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פרסום ראשון: 07.24.13, 11:49
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