The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Apparent rocket from Gaza sets off warning sirens in South
By
July 30, 2013 12:35
It is believed that a projectile launched from Gaza fell in an open area, but the IDF says it could not confirm where the rocket fell.
Remains of rocket that hit southern Israel

Remains of rocket 390. (photo credit:IDF Spokesman's Office)

Citizens of the South were forced to seek shelter after hearing an air raid siren on Tuesday.

Residents in the Sha’ar Hanegev Region reported hearing a blast in their area.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



It is believed that a projectile launched from Gaza fell in an open area, but the IDF said it could not confirm where the rocket fell, or whether it crossed the border into Israel.

“A siren went off, and residents heard a blast. Searches are under way,” said an army spokeswoman, adding that “no rocket remains have been found at this stage.”

On July 24, residents in the South near Gaza reported hearing two blasts following a Palestinian rocket attack. A total of four rockets have been fired at Israel in the past two weeks. The identities of those behind Tuesday’s incident are unknown.

In recent months, Hamas, keen on consolidating its rule over Gaza, has made an effort to crack down on al- Qaida-affiliated groups and Islamic Jihad and prevent them from firing projectiles into Israel, in order to avoid Israeli retaliation.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Gaza
  • Hamas
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Gaza rockets
  • Prev Article
    Ya’alon alludes to hidden considerations in prisoner release
    Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon visits IDF Home Front Command’s base in Ramle
    ULTRA-ORTHODOX men gather in the Romema neighborhood in the capital to protest serving in the army
    AG to High Court: Ya'alon wants to push drafting haredim until December
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    idf hebron
    August 22, 2014
    Palestinians throw Molotov cocktail at IDF checkpoint in Hebron

    By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, TOVAH LAZAROFF

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 13 - 22
      Beer Sheva
      14 - 21
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 11 - 18
      Jerusalem
      13 - 20
      Haifa
    • 14 - 25
      Elat
      14 - 23
      Tiberias