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PA Terrorists Resume Rocket Attacks on Southern Israel

Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists launched rocket attacks on southern Israel, and rioting on the road further north.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 9/19/2011, 11:17 PM

Qassam rocket (archive)
Qassam rocket (archive)
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Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists are ignoring a warning by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that attacking Israel is counterproductive while he seeks United Nations recognition of the PA as a sovereign nation and full member of the international body.

In southern Israel, a short-range Qassam rocket fired by Gaza-based PA Arab terrorists exploded in an open area of the Eshkol Regional Council district.

The explosion, which came Monday night at about 9:30 p.m. local time, did not cause any damage or physical injuries.

The Color Red air raid siren alerted nearby communities, sending families racing once again for safe rooms and bomb shelters. Those with small children were forced to decide on a split second's notice whether to wake them, or gamble on the chance that perhaps the missile would land “elsewhere” this time.

Further north, PA Arab rioters blocked the Cross-Binyamin Highway near the Jewish town of Neve Tzuf.

The rioters hurled rocks, clashing violently with IDF soldiers who were sent to the scene.

No injuries were reported, and after a short time, the soldiers were able to reopen the highway.

Neve Tzuf is built on the ruins of a Jewish village dating back to Talmudic times. It is a National Religious community of some 250 families, in the southwestern hills of Samaria. The community is located approximately 35 minutes from Jerusalem, 35 minutes from Petach Tikvah, 45 minutes to Bar Ilan University and Tel Aviv, and 50 minutes to Rehovot and the Weizmann Institute.