Gaza mortar shells hit southern Israel

May 6, 2016  

The calm of the Sabbath was shattered on Friday night, as two mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded near the security fence in the Eshkol Regional Council.

There were no physical injuries or damages. The “Color Red” siren was heard in communities in the area before the mortars exploded.

The attack is the latest in the escalation in the region. Gazan terrorists lobbed mortar shells at Engineering Corps troops Friday, one day after three separate Hamas mortar attacks were launched at roughly two hour intervals by Gazan terrorists on IDF soldiers near the security border in southern Gaza.

The IAF responded in kind, shelling terror targets in northern Gaza.  

At least six mortar attacks were launched in the two days before that, but the terrorists were unable to prevent Israel from unearthing a new Hamas terror tunnel on Thursday morning.

The mortar attacks have been frequent enough to prompt Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to call an emergency Cabinet meeting  to discuss the situation.  

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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