Thursday, February 23, 2012

23-Feb-12: Thursday evening rocket attack on southern Israel [UPDATE]

Ynet says a Qassam rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip into southern Israel this evening. It crashed into the Shaar Hanegev region, and so far there are no reports of injuries or property damage. A Hebrew forum reported incoming-rocket sirens (Color Red or Tzeva Adom) at about 7:10 pm. The IDF Spokesperson's unit tweeted that the area where the rocket struck is home to some 6,000 civilian Israelis.

UPDATE Friday morning 1:00 am - A second overnight rocket despatched by Gazan terrorists has crashed into the Eshkol region of southern Israel. The rocket attack came at about 11:00 pm Thursday night, according to Ynet. The IDF Spokesperson's united tweeted that some 11,000 Israelis live in the Eshkol region. JPost says no injuries or damage are reported.

UPDATE Friday noon - Ynet says two additional rockets were fired indiscriminately (as they always are) into Israel from the Gaza Strip at about 2:30 this morning. Both exploded in the Eshkol region, like the single rocket of 3 hours earlier (see above). Fortunately, again, there are no injuries or damage reported. The IDF Spokesperson's office is reporting that the overnight incoming rocket total for Thursday night stands at 5. We're only aware of four at this point.

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