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      Gaza Terrorists Fire Rocket at Southern Israel

      No injuries or damages as Gaza rocket lands in open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 4/4/2013, 2:15 AM

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      Gaza-based terrorists fired a rocket at southern Israel on Wednesday night.

      Shortly before 2:00 a.m., the “Red Alert” siren was sounded at the Eshkol Regional Council. A rocket from Gaza exploded in an open space in the region shortly afterwards, causing no physical injuries or damages.

      On Wednesday morning, Gaza terrorists attacked for a second time in 24 hours, firing two rockets at the city of Sderot in southern Israel. The Color Red rocket alert siren warned of the incoming attack.

      Both rockets hit open areas and did not cause injury.

      On Tuesday terrorists in Gaza fired a mortar shell at Israel. The IDF responded with the first airstrikes in Gaza since Operation Pillar of Defense ended in November.

      “We see Hamas as responsible for anything fired from Gaza at Israel,” warned Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon. “We will not allow in any way a return to the routine of sporadic rocket attacks on our citizens and forces.”

      Minister of Economics and Trade, Naftali Bennett, told Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide Wednesday that Israel will have to defend itself against terrorism from Gaza.

      "The thousands of missiles that fell on Israel from Gaza crushed the remainders of the Israeli public's trust in ceding land in return for peace," said Bennett.

      "Now we will have to defend ourselves through our own actions," he said. "Children in Israel deserve to go back to school after the holiday vacation without fearing that a rocket will fall on their classroom."