Daily Israel Report
More

Zion's Corner Blogs


Seven Rockets Fired Towards Southern Israel

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired seven rockets towards southern Israel. Iron Dome intercepted those aimed at populated areas.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 6/24/2013, 12:04 AM / Last Update: 6/24/2013, 1:36 AM

Rocket attack on Netivot (archive)
Rocket attack on Netivot (archive)
Flash 90

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired at least seven rockets into southern Israel on Sunday night.

Around 1:00 a.m., four rockets were fired towards the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. One of them may have been intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, and the other three exploded in open areas. There were no physical injuries or damages.

Earlier, terrorists fired three rockets towards the Bnei Shimon Regional Council. The rockets exploded in open areas, causing no physical injuries or damages.

Residents reported hearing a siren shortly before midnight. The siren was heard in the Bedouin city of Rahat, in Netivot and in other towns in the area.

IDF Spokesman Yoav Mordechai wrote on his Facebook page Sunday night, "Again, an emergency meeting at about midnight. After 40 days of quiet, without fire from Gaza into Israeli territory, rockets which probably fell in open areas were fired tonight. A good and peaceful night for residents of the south.”

Last Wednesday morning, terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired three rockets at southern Israel.

At least one rocket exploded in an open region of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, causing no physical injuries or damages. Two other rockets reportedly exploded in Gaza.

The rocket attacks come after a period of relative quiet in the region. The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) said recently that May 2013 saw a decline in the number of terror attacks carried out against Israelis by Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists.

The report noted that in May there only three attacks which originated in Gaza, as opposed to 12 in April. Two of the three attacks were rocket attacks and the third one was a small arms shooting.