Kassam Fired after 2 Month Lull

The rocket exploded near Sde Avraham. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

Gil Ronen , | updated: 10:24 PM

Kassam rocket
Kassam rocket
Israel news photo: Flash 90


For the first time in over two months, terrorists fired a rocket from Gaza in to Israel. The rocket exploded within the Eshkol local authority’s territory, near Sde Avraham. No one was reported hurt and no damage was reported.
The rocket ended two months of “a lull unlike anything we have experienced in the past few years,” according to a very senior security source in the Gaza Belt sector.
The last terror incident until Thursday’s Kassam was the targeting of a yellow school bus with an anti tank Kornet missile near Nahal Oz. The attack murdered Daniel Viflic, 16 and injured the driver. Hamas initially denied that it purposely targeted the bus, but those claims have been shown to be untenable.
It is not known precisely why Hamas decided to rein in terror attacks following that incident.