Friday, April 19, 2013

19-Apr-13: Overnight, two more Gazan rockets fired at southern Israel

From Times of Israel:
Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday night, landing in open areas in the Eshkol region of southern Israel. No injuries or damage were reported from the strikes, which occurred around 11 p.m. Hebrew media sources reported that no red-alert alarm was sounded. The rockets were the second salvo this week. On Wednesday, two rockets fired from Sinai hit Eilat, one causing light damage in a residential area.
We wrote about Wednesday's attack here ["17-Apr-13: Israeli children are back at school after yesterday's Independence Day celebrations; hence yet another terrorist rocket attack this morning"]

Reuters reporting on this latest attack said:
There were no immediate claims of responsibility issued from Gaza. Islamist militants in Hamas-ruled Gaza have fired intermittently at Israel in the past month despite a ceasefire reached after an eight day conflict in November. Israel has vowed to prevent these shootings and often retaliates for rocket fire by bombing militant targets in Gaza. The attack came a day after rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula struck the southern port city of Eilat causing no injury. Islamist militants claimed responsibility for Wednesday's shooting, which highlighted concerns about rising friction along that border since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's downfall in 2011.

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