Photo: Eliad Levy
Kassam rocket in Netivot
Photo: Eliad Levy
Gaza rocket fire resumes after overnight IAF strikes in Gaza
Overnight strikes focus on central and southern Gaza Strip, hit rocket launches and weapons manufacturing sites; new bout of rocket fire brings Kassam to Sha'ar Hanegev.

Rocket fire from Gaza continued to shake southern Israel Sunday morning after the IAF hit 10 militant sites in Gaza Strip late Saturday night.



Code red sirens blared in Sha'ar HaNegev in the early afternoon resulting in at least four rockets including a Kassam that hit a kibbutz in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage was reported in wake of Sunday's rocket fire.


The IDF request that residents in the area remain in bomb shelters for the time being.


Reports from Hof Ashkelon indicated that code red sirens had been heard in the area as well indicating possible incoming rocket fire.


The Israeli military said that the overnight strikes in the Gaza Strip targeted rocket launchers and a weapons manufacturing site.


At least 29 other rockets and mortars fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel over the weekend.


Two of those rockets were aimed at Beersheba, a southern city deeper into Israel than any other attack in the current round of violence. The military says its "Iron Dome" defense system intercepted the two rockets.


Also Sunday, the army arrested a Palestinian in the West Bank city of Hebron. His family identified him as Hossam Dufesh. The army would not elaborate on the arrest. Israeli forces have concentrated its search for the killers of three Israeli teens on the Hebron area.


First published: 06.07.14, 09:28
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