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Incendiary balloon causes fire in southern Israel

Fire breaks out in Eshkol Regional Council from incendiary balloon launched from the Gaza Strip.

Incendiary balloon causes fire in southern Israel

Gaza terrorists fire 36 rockets toward southern Israel

Siren sounded in Kibbutz Kissufim, near the border with Gaza. 36 rockets fired, 6 of them intercepted by Iron Dome.

Gaza terrorists fire 36 rockets toward southern Israel

Three mortar shells fired from Gaza at southern Israel

Three mortar shells fired from Gaza toward the Eshkol region, one of them intercepted by Iron Dome.

Three mortar shells fired from Gaza

Rocket fired at southern Israel, IDF attacks in Gaza

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes in open area in Eshkol Regional Council. IDF attacks Hamas military post.

Rocket fired at southern Israel, IDF attacks in Gaza

Rocket fired at Israel despite cease-fire claims

Rocket explodes near community in Eshkol Regional Council shortly after IDF removes restrictions on movement in Gaza periphery.

Rocket fired at Israel despite cease-fire claims

Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel

Rocket from Gaza explodes in open area in Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages reported.

Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel

'In the Gaza envelope they do not whine'

Minister Uri Ariel visits Eshkol Regional Council, discusses importance of strengthening the civilian home front.

'In the Gaza envelope they do not whine'player

False alarm in southern Israel

Siren heard around 3:30 a.m. in the Eshkol Regional Council. IDF confirms it was a false alarm.

False alarm in southern Israel

Mortar shells explode in Eshkol region

Two mortar shells from Gaza explode in open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages.

Mortar shells explode in Eshkol region

'Iron fist against kite launchers'

'Incendiary kite as serious as mortar shell. Kite in Gaza area like missile on Ashkelon' said Justice Minister.

'Iron fist against kite launchers'

Hamas rocket lands next to Israeli kindergarten

Rocket found next to kindergarten in southern Israel following overnight attacks. 'A matter of luck' that no one was hurt, says IDF.

Hamas rocket lands next to Israeli kindergarten

Two rockets fired from Sinai at southern Israel

Sirens heard five times in southern Israel throughout the night. IDF says two rockets were fired from Sinai.

Two rockets fired from Sinai at southern Israel

Rockets fired from Sinai towards southern Israel

Two rockets fired from Sinai Peninsula towards the Eshkol Regional Council, explode in open areas.

Rockets fired from Sinai towards southern Israel

Rocket fired from Gaza; IDF retaliates

Rocket fired from Gaza explodes in open area in Eshkol. IDF attacks Hamas position in response.

Rocket fired from Gaza; IDF retaliates

Rocket explodes in Eshkol Region

Rocket launched from Sinai explodes in Eshkol Region greenhouse, causing damage.

Rocket explodes in Eshkol Region

ISIS claims rocket fire on southern Israel

ISIS says it fired two rockets on the Eshkol Regional Council on Monday.

ISIS claims rocket fire on southern Israel

Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel

Rocket fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in open area of Eshkol Regional Council. No physical injuries or damages.

Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel

Gaza mortar shells hit southern Israel

Two mortar shells fired from Gaza explode in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages.

Gaza mortar shells hit southern Israel

3 Palestinians cross Gaza fence under cover of fog

State of emergency declared in communities near Gaza this morning, after reports of three figures crossing fence. All three captured.

3 Palestinians cross Gaza fence under cover of fog

'IDF checked noises, they aren't terror tunnels'

Regional head near Gaza says IDF checked his residents' complaints of hearing tunnel digging, but adds 'I didn't say there aren't tunnels.'

'IDF checked the noises, they aren't terror tunnels'

Ya'alon: Terrorists better not test us

Defense Minister lights Hanukkah candles in Eshkol, promises to upgrade the region's defensive capabilities.

Ya'alon in the south: Terrorists better not test us

Rocket fired from Gaza hits Eshkol region

Gaza terrorists launch early morning rocket attack on Israel, rocket siren not triggered so as not to panic residents.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits Eshkol region

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Eshkol Region

Rocket fired by Gaza terrorists explodes in an open area of the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damages reported.

Gaza Rocket Explodes in Eshkol Region

'Each Time a Rocket Falls, We Are Traumatized'

Gadi Yarkoni, head of the Eshkol Regional Council, says ongoing rocket fire is deeply unsettling to Negev residents.

'Each Time a Rocket Falls, We Are Traumatized'

Third Exploded Rocket Found in Eshkol Region

Rocket found exploded in open area on Saturday believed to have been part of barrage fired by ISIS affiliate Sinai Province in Egypt.

Third Exploded Rocket Found in Eshkol Region

Protective Edge Injured Returns to Work

Gadi Yarkoni, who lost both of his legs in a mortar blast on last day of the operation, will run for Mayor of the Eshkol Regional Council.

Wounded Badly in Protective Edge, Gadi Yarkoni Returns to Work

Breach by Terrorists From Gaza

Two terrorists sneak into Eshkol Regional Council where they are surrounded and arrested.

Breach by Terrorists From Gaza With Grenades

Gaza Rocket Lands Outside of Eshkol Town

In breach of truce, rocket hits outside town a day after Hamas holds its largest military exercise since operation protective edge.

Gaza Rocket Lands Outside of Eshkol Town

IDF Shoots Suspected Infiltrator at Gaza Border

One Palestinian dead, another wounded from misfired IDF warning shots; twelve infiltration attempts from Gaza thus far this month.

IDF Forces Shoot Dead Suspected Infiltrator at Gaza Border

Gaza Rocket Apparently Strikes Gaza

'Color red' sirens sounded in Eskhol region where a rocket was shot down last Friday - apparently it fell short in Gaza this time.

Gaza Rocket Apparently Strikes Gaza

'Gaza War 4 is Just a Matter of Time'

Eshkol Regional head says rocket Friday is sign of coming rockets on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as effects of operation slip away.

'Gaza War Number Four is Just a Matter of Time'

Gaza Infiltrator Arrested 500 Meters Inside Israel

Man picked up breaking through the border in Eshkol Regional Council area, after similar events foiled last month.

Gaza Infiltrator Arrested 500 Meters Inside Israel

Gaza War Affected Matriculation Scores

Significant decrease in passing grades near Gaza Belt - but education officials note that students' moral compass is high.

Gaza War Affected Matriculation Scores

Gaza Rocket 'False Alarm' for 2nd Time in Two Days

Another false rocket alarm, or another cover-up? IDF claims malfunction again, after officer charges cover-up on Hamas rockets.

Rocket 'False Alarm' in South for 2nd Time in Two Days

IDF: Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Israel

IDF confirms first mortar attack since truce; Hamas denies responsibility, says it's dedicated to the ceasefire.

IDF: Mortar Shell Fired From Gaza Hits Israel

Eshkol Rocket Victim was Security Coordinator

Ze'evik Etzion, 55, is one of the two people who were killed in a mortar attack on Kibbutz Nirim in the Eshkol region.

Eshkol Rocket Victim was Security Coordinator of Kibbutz

Gaza Belt Mayors Tell Residents Not to Return

'Maybe in Jerusalem there's a ceasefire, not here,' says head of Eshkol council; Ashkelon mayor calls ceasefire 'submission to terror.'

Gaza Belt Community Leaders Tell Residents Not to Return

Gaza Barrage Kills One, Injures Six Others

One killed and two seriously wounded in strike on community in the Eshkol Regional Council amid reports of a ceasefire.

Gaza Barrage Kills One, Injures Six Others

Man Wounded by Rocket Shrapnel in Eshkol

33-year-old man wounded by shrapnel as rocket fired from Gaza strikes Eshkol Region. Rocket hits kindergarten.

Rockets Hit Kindergarten, Wound One, in Southern Rocket Barrage

Gaza Rockets Damage Cars and Buildings

Direct hit on home as rockets since ceasefire breach edge towards 100; volley on Eshkol region leaves damage, civilian suffering shock.

Gaza Rockets Damage Cars and Buildings in Southern Israel