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Kassam Rocket Hits Power Cable South of Ashkelon

A Kassam rocket hit an electric cable south of the Mederiterranean port city of Ashkelon Tuesday morning. It was the second attack of the day.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 7/17/2007, 11:44 AM

Palestinian Authority terrorists scored a direct hit on a power cable south of Ashkelon Tuesday in a Kassam rocket attack launched from northern Gaza.

The attack occurred near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, one of Israel’s top producers of exotic honeys, fruit preserves, and natural health products.

Kibbutz Yad Mordechai is located close to the former Gush Katif community of Elei Sinai, which was destroyed as part of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s 2005 Disengagement from Gaza.

No damage or injuries were reported in the attack.

Earlier in the morning, Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza fired two rockets at the western Negev. Both slammed into Kibbutz Nir Am, located in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council near the besieged city of Sderot. The kibbutz, home to 80 families, operates the Michsaf Silverware factory.

Several structures were damaged, including a cow shed, but no one was hurt in the attack.  Kibbutz members have used the spent rockets to create sculptures and garden planters in the past.  The community is also home to the Museum of Water and Security in the Negev.

On Monday, four rockets exploded in the Negev. One scored a direct hit on a house in Sderot, destroying the home and sending several people into shock.

Terrorists also fired mortar shells at IDF positions, causing no injuries.