Gazan rocket explodes in Sha'ar Hanegev
ByYaakov Lappin
15 March 2016 00:02
The rocket did not trigger warning sirens as its trajectory took it to an open area.
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A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel July 16, 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

A Gazan rocket exploded in an uninhabited area of the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council on Monday night. The rocket did not trigger warning sirens as its trajectory took it to an open area, security sources said. Security forces have launched a search for the rocket.

On Friday night, terrorists in Gaza fired several rockets at southern Israel, setting off warning sirens in Sderot and Sha'ar Hanegev Council. The IDF said the rockets exploded in uninhabited areas, failing to cause injuries or damages.



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In response, the Israel Air Force bombed four Hamas terrorist targets in northern Gaza, the IDF Spokesman Unit said.

Following the strikes, Palestinian medical sources said fragments from a missile fired by an Israeli aircraft killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy and his six-year-old sister in Beit Lahiya, in the northern end of the Strip.

Islamic State-affiliated Salafi jihadist organizations are behind all of the rocket and border border bomb incidents in the past year and a half, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot told a Tel Aviv security conference in January.

“All of these groups challenge Hamas and seek to activate fire against us,” he said during a conference hosted by the Institute for National Security Studies.

Reuters contributed to this report
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