Gaza Terrorists Fire Mortar Shell at Southern Israel

November 1, 2013  

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a mortar shell at southern Israel on Friday evening.

The mortar exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no physical injuries or damages.

Local residents said that the “Red Alert” siren which usually warns them about rocket attacks did not sound.

Several days ago, the “Red Alert” siren was heard in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and in communities in the Gaza belt.

Residents reported hearing several explosions, as four rockets were fired by Gaza terrorists at southern Israel. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted one of the rockets, and the other three exploded in open areas.

There were no physical injuries or damages. The Israel Air Force later attacked two underground rocket launch pads in northern Gaza.

A day earlier, Gaza terrorists fired two mortar shells at the southern Negev. The shells exploded in the Eshkol region, but did not cause injury.

Last week terrorists from Gaza fired a mortar shell that hit the Eshkol region. Less than a week earlier, a projectile fired from Gaza hit southern Israel.

Friday’s mortar fire came hours a very serious incident near Khan Younis, in which five IDF soldiers were wounded as they were working to blow up parts of the terror tunnel that was recently discovered and which led from Gaza into an Israeli kibbutz.

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