Gaza rocket hits southern Israel

May 25, 2016  

A rocket from Gaza was fired on Wednesday evening towards southern Israel.

The rocket exploded in an open area of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages. Security forces are searching the area.

Military sources said that the “Red Alert” siren was not activated before the rocket exploded due to the fact that it was headed towards an open area.

Rocket and mortar fire from Gaza has continued to “trickle” into Israel on occasion. On May 6, two mortar shells fired from Gaza exploded near the security fence in the Eshkol Regional Council.

There were no physical injuries or damages. Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation for the attack.

That mortar attack was part of an escalation in the region, during which Gazan terrorists several times lobbed mortar shells at IDF soldiers near the security border in southern Gaza.

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

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