Daily Israel Report

Terrorists Fire Two Qassam Rockets at Southern Israel

Terrorists fired two Qassam rockets from Gaza at the western Negev. There were no physical injuries and no reports of damages.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 12/25/2011, 3:03 AM

Qassam rocket (archive)
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Terrorists fired two Qassam rockets from Gaza at the western Negev on Saturday evening.

One rocket exploded in an open area in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council and the other, which was fired from northern Gaza, exploded in an open area in the Sha’ar Negev Regional Council.

In both cases there were no physical injuries and no reports of damages.

On Friday, two mortar shells were fired at the Eshkol Regional Council. Both exploded in open areas and it is believed one landed within Gaza itself. There were no physical injuries or damages. The mortars were likely aimed at IDF soldiers who were patrolling the area.

The rocket and mortar attacks came 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.

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.

Also on Saturday, an Israeli vehicle was fired upon when leaving the community of Maale Shomron in Samaria (Shomron), a mixed secular and religious community, which allows driving in the town on Shabbat except for the area of thes ynagogue

No physical injuries were reported, but the car sustained bullet damage.