Daily Israel Report

Gaza Terrorists Fire Mortar Shells at Southern Israel

Gaza terrorists fire two mortar shells at the Eshkol Regional Council. Both shells explode in open areas.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 12/23/2011, 10:04 PM

Aftermath of mortar attack (archive)
Aftermath of mortar attack (archive)
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Terrorists in Gaza fired two mortar shells at the Eshkol Regional Council on Friday afternoon, Channel 2 News reported.

Both shells exploded in open areas and it is believed one landed within Gaza itself. There were no physical injuries or damages. Channel 2 reported that the mortars were likely aimed at IDF soldiers who were patrolling the area.

Ronit Minaker, a spokeswoman for the Eshkol Regional Council, told Channel 2 that the Red Alert siren, which is usually sounded when the area is attacked, did not go off this time.

The attacks come after a relatively quiet week in southern Israel. The previous attacks occurred at the end of last week, when three mortar shells were fired at the Eshkol Regional Council district last Thursday.

All three exploded in open fields. No one was physically injured, and no property damage was reported. The mortar shells were apparently fired from the northern section of Gaza.

A fourth mortar shell was fired at the region on Friday night. It, too, exploded in an open area. No physical injuries or damages were reported.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)