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Salvo of Kassams From Gaza Hit Near Sderot

At least three rockets hit open fields near Sderot after Code Red siren sounds, no damage reported.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 4/3/2014, 9:28 PM

Rocket fire (illustration)
Rocket fire (illustration)
Reuters

A salvo of kassam missiles was fired from the Hamas-enclave of Gaza on Thursday night towards Sderot and the surrounding communities. As of now, three rockets have been identified as having fallen in open fields, with no damage or injuries reported.

The 'Code Red' warning siren was sounded in Sderot and the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional District, bordering Gaza.

Over the years, Sderot has often been beleaguered by rocket barrages from the terror stronghold of Gaza. Just three weeks ago, terrorists launched a barrage of missiles, firing over 100 rockets at Israel in three days.

Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi David Lau visited Sderot on the same day that the last of the rockets were still coming in from Gaza during that barrage. Rabbi Lau told residents "the whole country is behind you and prays for your peace."

The barrage, which was the largest escalation since the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, led IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, as well as Intelligence and Strategy Minister Yuval Steinitz and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, to call for Israel to retake Gaza.