Sunday, November 08, 2015

08-Nov-15: Southern Israel - another incoming rocket from Gaza

Israel National News reported around 7:30 this evening (Sunday) that Tzeva Adom in-bound rocket warnings were being sounded in the Sha'ar Hanegev region of southern Israel, close to the Gaza Strip. It quoted "authorities" saying a rocket had struck Israeli territory and that there were neither injuries nor property damage. Ynet adds that the sirens were also heard in the Sdot Negev region.

Times of Israel reports (around 8:00 pm Sunday night) that Israeli security forces located the remains of this evening's rocket in an open field less than one kilometer outside of one of the Sha’ar Hanegev communities. Wikipedia lists 11 communities in Sha'ar Hanegev, comprising 10 kibbutzim and one moshav.

We don't claim that this is either connected or significant but there are Arabic-language reports (this one, for instance) that refer this evening to the firing by Hamas forces today of no fewer than six rockets into the Mediterranean Sea from the Gaza Strip as part of what has been called a rocket test program. There have been numerous such reports (though not 6 in a day as far as we can recall) in the months since 2014's summer battles.

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