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At Least 16 Rockets, Mortars Fired From Gaza
INN ^ | 8/25/11 | Gavriel Queenann

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 week’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fired; gaza; mortars; rockets

1 posted on 08/25/2011 12:30:44 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Level Gaza. Take it back.

2 posted on 08/25/2011 12:32:53 PM PDT by RC2
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