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Gaza Rocket Explodes in Eshkol Region

Rocket fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in the Eshkol region. No physical injuries or damages reported.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/1/2014, 1:41 AM

Rocket trails streaking out of Gaza
Rocket trails streaking out of Gaza
Flash 90

A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists exploded on Monday night in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.

There were no physical injuries or damages.

The attack is the latest in a barrage of rockets fired towards southern Israel in recent days.

A total of 15 rockets were fired at Israel by Gaza terrorists overnight Sunday and on Monday morning.

In the early morning eight rockets fell in uninhabited areas in the Eshkol Regional Council area; no injuries or damage was caused by the blasts. That followed at least two rockets which were fired on the Eshkol region overnight.

Security sources announced on Monday that Hamas was directly responsible for the recent rocket fire, in contrast to earlier rocket attacks which were claimed by the Islamic Jihad terror group and other terrorist factions operating in Gaza.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to the barrage of 15 rockets, saying, “We are defending ourselves from the (rocket) firing attempts and firing towards Israel; yesterday we hit a Hamas terror cell that fired rockets."

"I say in the clearest way possible, if the quiet that was achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense will be breached and the firing continues, there are two options - either Hamas will stop it, or we will stop it. We will not allow the continuation of this (rocket) firing," he added.