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Gaza Terrorists Fire Two Rockets at Israel

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fire two rockets at southern Israel. No physical injuries or damages reported.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 4/18/2013, 11:29 PM

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired two rockets at southern Israel on Thursday evening.

The rockets exploded in an open area of the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages.

On Wednesday morning, the Color Red rocket alert siren blared throughout the city of Eilat shortly after 9 a.m. It is believed that terrorists fired three rockets at the city. No casualties were reported.

A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces said the rocket fire had been traced to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a region which has become a hotbed of terrorist activity since the fall in 2011 of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.    

A Salafi jihadist group, the Mujahedeen Shura Council, later claimed responsibility for the attack.