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Gaza Terrorists Fire Rocket at Southern Israel

Rocket fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel. No physical injuries or damages.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 12/26/2013, 1:13 AM

A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists exploded on Wednesday night in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel.

The rocket exploded in an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. The “Red Alert” siren was heard in the region prior to the explosion.

On Sunday night, Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam short-range rocket into the same area.

The rocket was located by police sappers early Monday morning. It exploded next to a transport station in a local community. No one was physically hurt.

In recent days, Arab terrorists have increased their attacks against Israelis. These attacks have come out not only from Gaza but also from the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria.

On Tuesday, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck multiple terrorist sites throughout Gaza, hours after a Gazan sniper shot and killed a civilian IDF worker near the border.

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned Hamas Tuesday that Israel's patience with rocket attacks - and over its role in the wave of terror rolling across Israel - has begun to wane.

On Wednesday, the IDF deployed the Iron Dome anti-missile system to protect the western Negev city of Sderot.

Statistics released Monday revealed that the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have led to an increase in terror.