Rocket to Shaar HaNegev

IAF bombed two weapons-making sites during the night n retaliation for recent rocket attacks, another rocket exploded in the Negev at dawn.

INN Staff , | updated: 07:06

Kassam in open area
Kassam in open area


The IDF reported that a kassam rocket exploded near a kibbutz in the Shaar HaNegev Regional Authority early Wednesday morning.

A red alert was sounded in the area just before the rocket fell. No injuries or damage were reported.

Two kassam rockets were launched from Gaza on Tuesday night. They, too, exploded in the Shaar HaNegev Regional Authority. One caused minor damage to a house on a kibbutz in the regional authority's jurisdiction, the second landed in an open area.

Shortly afterwards a mortar exploded in another open area near a kibbutz in the western Negev. No injuries or damage occurred.

In response, the IAF bombed two northern Gaza weapons manufacturing sites. The IDF spokesman reported direct hits and the sound of secondary explosions. All the aircraft returned safely to base.

"The IDF will not allow attempts of terrorists to harm Israeli civilians to occur without appropriate reactions and will continue to retaliate and respond to them unrelentingly," the spokesperson wrote.