Monday, January 06, 2014

6-Jan-14: Gaza rocket fired this morning into southern Israel

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel exploded in the Negev desert this morning (Monday). Times of Israel, reporting on this some hours later, says the explosion caused neither casualties nor damage, and that rocket fragments were located by security forces in the Eshkol region (the north-west corner of the Negev, mid-way between Beer Sheba and Ashkelon) this evening.

The most recent previous rocket assault on the Eshkol region, home to fifteen kibbutzim (Be'eri, Alumim, Ein HaShlosha, Gvulot, Magen, Nir Oz, Nir Yitzhak, Nirim, Holit, Kerem Shalom, Kissufim, Re'im, Sufa, Tze'elim, Urim), thirteen moshavim (Amioz, Ein HaBesor, Dekel, Mivtahim, Ohad, Peri Gan, Sde Nitzan, Sdei Avraham, Talmei Eliyahu, Talmei Yosef, Yated, Yesha and Yevul) as well as several additional communities, was on December 26, 2013. This is a reality - coming under spradic fire by people who mean to kill, who don't care at all about collateral damage to their own side, who prefer civilian targets to any other - that is little known and barely understood by most people viewing the conflict in our homeland from a distance.

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