Israel strikes mortar launcher in Gaza used to fire shells at kibbutz

July 2, 2014 19:20

Launcher fired projectiles at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom; IDF reports that nine mortars in total were fired on southern Israel from Gaza; all landed in open areas.

Palestinian terrorists fire a mortar shell in Gaza

Palestinian terrorists fire a mortar shell in Gaza 311 R. (photo credit:Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters)

The Israel Air Force struck a mortar launcher in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening that was used to fire shells at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.

In total on Wednesday, nine mortars from the coastal enclave landed in southern Israel, the IDF Spokesperson reported.

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The mortars landed in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council.

On Tuesday evening, five mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel with two landing in the Eshkol Regional Council.

The Tuesday attack came as the funeral was underway in Modi'in for the three slain Israeli teenagers.

Early on Tuesday morning, the Israeli Air Force jets struck 34 targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a barrage of rockets that pounded Israel's South on Monday.

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