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Kassam Rocket from Gaza; Mortar Fire from Syria

Hermon site was temporarily closed to visitors after a shell – apparently stray – exploded nearby.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/15/2013, 8:44 PM

Kassam rocket
Kassam rocket
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Arab terrorists fired a Kassam rocket from Gaza Wednesday, marking Nakba Day – the day of the establishment of the state of Israel despite Arab efforts to annihilate it, just three years after the Auschwitz death factory closed its gates.

A Color Red siren sounded in the Eshkol region Wednesday afternoon, immediately after the rocket was fired. It exploded seconds later in an open space, causing no casualties or damage.

Arabs mark the anniversary of Israel's establishment on May 15 – while Jews mark it on 5 Iyar, the Hebrew date.

Two mortar shells fell on the Israel-Syria border near Mount Hermon, Wednesday. No one was hurt and no damage was caused. The IDF closed off the Hermon site to visitors temporarily, then reopened it.

Israel has sent a complaint to the UN force that is stationed along the border. Te shells are apparently strays, from the fighting between Syrian president Bashar Assad's forces and rebel forces.