Kassam rocket, mortar fired from Gaza hit western Negev

June 22, 2011 00:58

No injuries, damage reported as projectiles strike open areas of the Eshkol regional council; attack is second in less than a week.

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Smoke trails after rockets are fired in Gaza

Smoke trails from rockets being fired in Gaza 311 (R). (photo credit:Yannis Behrakis / Reuters)

A Kassam rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open area in the Eshkol regional council on Tuesday night.

No damage or injuries were reported in the attack.

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Earlier Tuesday, a mortar shell fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in the regional council, with no damage or injuries reported.

Last Thursday, a Kassam rocket struck an open field in the regional council.

The rocket was the first to fall in Israeli territory following two months of calm along the Gaza border.

The last rocket to hit Israel was on April 18, just before the Pessah holiday. No injuries were reported in that attack.

Prior to that attack, the Gaza border region saw the largest escalation since Operation Cast Lead in late 2008 to early 2009.

Ten days into April, the IDF and Gaza-based terrorist groups implemented an unofficial ceasefire following weeks of rocket and mortar fire followed by IDF artillery and air strikes in the Strip.

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