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Terrorists Fire Rocket at Southern Israel

As Israelis celebrate Independence Day, terrorists from Gaza fire rocket at the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 4/26/2012, 1:51 AM

Qassam rocket (archive)
Qassam rocket (archive)
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As Israelis celebrated the Jewish State’s 64th Independence Day, terrorists from Gaza fired a rocket at the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council late on Wednesday night.

The rocket exploded in an open area. No physical injuries or damages were reported.

The rocket attack comes after terrorists fired a pair of rockets into southern Israel on Monday afternoon. One fell in the Ashkelon Regional Council, while the other fell in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council.

Neither caused physical injuries or property damage.

In March, terror gangs in Gaza fired over 200 rockets into Israel over a period of four days following the targeted killing of Popular Resistance Committee leader Zuhir Musa Ahmed Qaisi and his deputy, Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Hanani.

The Israeli counter-strikes targeting rocket launching cells operating from densley populated civilian areas in Gaza killed 25, of whom at least 21 were terrorists.

IDF commanders charged the terrorists were seeking to use civilians as "human shields."

The quiet in the south has mostly been maintained since Egypt brokered a ceasefire between the sides. However, the terrorist groups take advantage of the ‘ceasefires’ to periodically send a reminder to Israelis that they have the ability to fire rockets.