Terrorists fire mortar shells
Terrorists fire mortar shellsIsrael news photo: Flash 90

Gaza terrorists resumed 11 years of aerial attacks on Israel late Sunday morning, firing two mortars shells on the western Negev. No one was injured, and no damage was reported.

The IDF reported on Twitter, “2 rockets fired from #Gaza just landed in Eshkol Regional Council, home to 11,000 Israelis.”

The Popular Resistance Committees terrorist organization, which was involved in the kidnapping of soldier Gilad Shalit in June 2006, claimed responsibility for the attacks. The IDF holds the de facto Hamas government in Gaza as responsible for all terrorist actions.

If the past policy continues, the IDF will launch a counterterrorist strike within the next 24 hours on terrorist rocket launching squads, weapons manufacturing factories and warehouses or tunnels used by terrorists to smuggle weapons and to infiltrate into Gaza Belt communities.

The IDF on Saturday shot and wounded one terrorist who had approached the security fence, which is off limits.

On Friday, an Air Force strike eliminated a senior terrorist after the IDF identified a terrorist squad moments before firing rockets at Israeli civilians.

Hamas has declared several ceasefires in recent years, all of them ending within weeks and sometime hours. Hundreds of rockets, missiles and mortar shells were fired on southern Israel the past year, the 11th straight year of attacks since the Palestinian Authority launched the Second Intifada.

It also is known as the Oslo War, named after the failed Oslo Accords that literally blew up in Israel after the PA rejected an offer from then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 2000 to establish the Palestinian Authority as an independent state on nearly all of the land in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria restored to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.