Skip to comments.At Least 16 Rockets, Mortars Fired From Gaza
Posted on 08/25/2011 12:30:41 PM PDT by Nachum
Rocket fire from Gaza resumed as expected Thursday evening in an onslaught that started with last weeks deadly bus-attack that left 8 Israelis dead.
At lest sixteen Qassam rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza on Thursday evening exploding in open fields in Eshkol, the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, and south of Ashkelon. The "Color Red" warning siren was sounded in the areas under attack.
Shortly after 7pm another rocket was fired that struck near the Erez crossing. The IAF reported that warplanes struck a separate terror cell preparing a launch just before the Erez attack and scored a "precise hit."
Gaza sources Thursday confirmed that a terror cell launching mortar shells and Kassam rockets from the northern Gaza town of Beit Lehiya was hit by IAF fire. The sources say an air force missile hit a motorcycle carrying Salim Arabid and Ala Abu-Hiraf of the Islamic Jihad terror group's Al-Quds companies.
No physical injuries or property damage have been reported in southern Israel thus far.
Earlier Thursday, a projectile exploded in open territory in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. No physical injuries were reported, but damage was caused to a high voltage line.
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