Two Kassam-type short range rockets slammed into Israel near the border with Gaza Thursday evening, a few minutes apart. The “Color Red” siren sounded in both cases, sending residents scurrying to shelters. The rockets fell within the Shaar HaNegev region, which includes the town of Sderot.
No one was hurt and no damage has been reported.
By 10:15 P.M., the count of terrorist rockets for the day was six.
Three Kassam rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza on Thursday afternoon as the rate of attacks from Gaza picks up again, Israel Radio reports.
The rockets landed in open areas and no injuries or damage was reported. The 'Color Red' anti-rocket alert was activated in the area.
Gaza terrorists also fired a rocket at southern Israel Thursday morning. The projectile landed in an open area in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council.
No injuries or damage were reported in that incident, either.
Security instructions for area residents have remained unchanged in an effort not to disrupt their daily routines more than necessary. But it is clear that following a brief lull following the Fatah-Hamas unity agreement, attacks from Gaza are once again a daily state of affairs.
According to the Israel Security Agency there were 3 attacks from Gaza in May, 5 in June, but half way through July there have been 12.
IAF jets struck Gaza targets overnight, in response to Wednesday's Kassam attacks on southern Israel.
The strike targeted two terror tunnels in south Gaza and a third in its north. The IDF confirmed the targets were destroyed.
The IDF spokesperson's office maintains that Israel holds Hamas responsible for all rocket and mortar fire on Israel from Gaza.
ISA Terror Analysis, June 2011 - ISA Website
Gaza Attacks in Red