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Terrorists Fire Four Grad Missiles at Netivot

Terrorists from Gaza fire a barrage of four Grad missiles at Netivot. Iron Dome intercepts two of them.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 6/26/2012, 11:06 PM

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Iron Dome system
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Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a barrage of four Grad missiles at the town of Netivot on Tuesday evening.

The Iron Dome system intercepted two of the missiles, and the other two exploded in open areas. There were no physical injuries and no reports of property damage.

Despite an Egyptian-brokered “ceasefire” announced by Hamas last week, terrorists from Gaza have continued firing rockets at southern Israel. On Tuesday morning, a Qassam rocket hit a kibbutz chicken barn, causing damage but no physical injuries.

The rocket exploded in the area of Sderot, located less than a mile from northern Gaza.

On Saturday night, Gaza terrorists fired five Grad missiles at the city of Ashkelon. The missiles were taken out by the Iron Dome defense system.

A sixth projectile, a short-range Qassam rocket, hit the Eshkol region in the western Negev. No injuries were reported in the attack.

Israel has refrained from any massive retaliation this week, other than hitting terror targets from the air.

On Monday, Israel submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council – not the first – over the deadly rocket fire aimed at its civilians by Gaza.

The complaint condemned the incessant barrage of short and medium-range missiles launched by Palestinian Authority terrorists from the Hamas-ruled territory over the past week.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, wrote in his letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that one million civilians are living under the risk of being harmed daily in the rocket attacks.

He warned the international body that inaction by the Security Council could exacerbate the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rather than advance peace.