Five Weekend Rockets From Gaza, Air Strike on Jihadis Sat. Night

Five Kassam rockets struck over the weekend, wounding two people. The IAF carried out an air strike in Gaza killing two Islamic Jihad terrorists.

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Ezra HaLevi,

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Five Kassam rockets struck the western Negev region over the weekend, wounding two people. The Israel Air Force (IAF) carried out an air strike in Gaza killing two Islamic Jihad terrorists.

Two rockets that slammed into downtown Sderot Friday morning lightly wounded two residents and damaged homes and cars. The injured were evacuated to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center.

One of the homes damaged belongs to the Cohen family, whose son was injured last year in a Kassam attack. The family was in the home’s “safe room” during the attack.

Another rocket landed in a cow barn in a western Negev kibbutz, causing damage but no injuries. Saturday night, two more Kassams were fired – both landing in open areas and causing neither injuries or damage.

Islamic Jihad claimed its terrorists had fired the rockets in retaliation for the killing of one of its top commanders in Shechem.

Rafiah Air Strike Kills 2 Jihad Terrorists
PA media reported an air strike on Islamic Jihad terrorists in Rafiah Saturday night. The IDF confirmed the attack, which killed two Islamic Jihad terrorists and wounded three others.

The IDF said the air strike scored a direct hit on a container holding a car packed with explosives that was meant to be used in an attack on an Israeli target.

Attempt to Kill Golani Brigade Soldiers Fails
PA terrorists in Gaza set an elaborate booby-trap intended to bring down a house on top of member of an IDF Golani Brigade, it was released for publication.

Explosives were rigged throughout the home, but the soldiers had exited the building right before it was detonated. The incident took place in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiyah.