Daily Israel Report

Kassam Rocket Struck Near Transport Station, No One Hurt

Police sappers located the remains of the rocket that exploded in a community near Ashkelon Sunday.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 12/23/2013, 10:09 AM

Remnants of the Kassam rocket, 23/12/13
Remnants of the Kassam rocket, 23/12/13
Police Spokesperson

The remains of a Kassam short-range terror rocket fired by Hamas Sunday night were located by police sappers early Monday morning. The rocket had exploded next to a transport station in a community in the Hof Ashkelon region, south of the port city of Ashkelon. No one was hurt.

The “Color Red” siren that warns residents of an incoming missile sounded in many of Israel's southern communities last night, as Gaza terrorists fired at least two rockets, the other one of which struck Egyptian territorial waters.

An Egyptian military official told the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency that the rocket landed 300 meters off the coast of Egypt's Rafiah and exploded in the water.

There were no injuries reported, Ma’an said.

Hamas told Egyptian intelligence that the rocket was fired during a military training exercise performed in the Tel al-Sultan area of Gaza, the official said.

The rocket reached Egypt by mistake, he noted.

Approximate rendition of Kassam strikes Google Earth
Remains of the Kassam near transport station Police Spokesperson