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Hamas Rocket Slams into Israel

Rocket fire launched from Gaza hit a southern Israeli community on Wednesday afternoon. No one was reported hurt.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/13/2011, 5:55 PM / Last Update: 7/13/2011, 7:18 PM

Rocket fire launched from Gaza hit a southern Israeli community on Wednesday. The IDF website said the community was located within the Eshkol Regional Council and was home to approximately 10,000 residents.

 
Rockets were also launched at southern Israeli communities on Tuesday. No one was reported hurt and no damage was reported in either attack.
 
As a response to rocket fire from Gaza on Tuesday, the Israeli Air Force targeted two weapon-manufacturing sites in the northern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed.
 
According to the Israel Security Agency (ISA), the month of June, 2011, saw an overall decrease in number of terror attacks with 47 attacks compared to 72 in May and 101 in April. Attacks from Gaza in June, however, slightly increased from May. June saw five attacks and May seeing three.
 
The IDF stated that it will not allow the southern communities of Israel to continue living under constant threat, and will continue to respond determinedly to any terror attempt against the citizens of Israel. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.