Daily Israel Report

Gaza Terrorists Fire on Negev

Terrorists hit Eshkol region with a mortar shell.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 4/2/2013, 8:10 PM

Aftermath of mortar attack (archive)
Aftermath of mortar attack (archive)
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Terrorists in Gaza fired a mortar shell at the western Negev on Tuesday evening. The attack did not cause injury or damage.

There was apparently a second shell fired that hit an area within Gaza. It is not yet clear if the accidental strike caused injury.

Security officials believe Tuesday’s attack may be connected to the death of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, a Palestinian Authority resident terrorist who died of cancer in Israel. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has blamed Israel for his death.

The death led to riots among terrorist prisoners throughout the country.

Shortly before Passover terrorists in Gaza fired five rockets at southern Israel. The attackers are believed to have been connected to United States President Barack Obama’s visit.