Gaza rocket hits open area in Ashkelon Coast Regional Council

No injuries, damage reported in attack; since Thursday evening, Palestinian terrorists have fired 5 projectiles toward southern Israel.

April 5, 2014 20:55
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A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip.

Gaza rocket at sunset . (photo credit: REUTERS/ Darren Whiteside)

Terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket into Israel on Saturday evening, targeting the Ashkelon coastal region.

The projectile struck an uninhabited area and set off sirens.

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No injuries or damage were reported.

Early on Friday, Israel Air Force jets struck five terror targets in the Gaza Strip, following rocket attacks on southern Israel the previous night. The IAF hit sites in northern and central Gaza, including two Hamas posts, Palestinian media reported.

Later on Friday, a rocket siren went off in the Sha’ar Hanegev region, but an army spokeswoman later said no projectiles were detected in Israeli territory.

On Thursday night, terrorists in Gaza fired four rockets at southern Israel, activating the Color Red alert in Sderot and surrounding areas. The projectiles hit uninhabited areas, near the border. No injuries or damage were reported.

Last month, the air force stuck 29 targets across the Gaza Strip in response to Islamic Jihad rocket attack on the South. More than 30 rockets – fired in simultaneous barrages from northern and southern Gaza – exploded in Israeli territory. The Iron Dome anti-rocket battery stationed in Sderot shot down three projectiles over the town. The bombardment of the western Negev in March marked the largest flare-up of Gazan terrorism since 2012.

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