Volley of Gaza mortar shells fired toward southern Israel, 2 land in Eshkol

July 1, 2014 20:19

No injuries reported in attack that came as funeral for three slain Israeli teenagers was culminating.

Palestinian terrorists fire a mortar shell in Gaza

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

Five mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel on Tuesday night, with two landing in the Eshkol Regional Council.

The Code Red siren was sounded in southern communities, warning of the attack that came as the funeral was culminating in Modi'in for three slain Israeli teenagers.

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No injuries or damage were reported.

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.

Terrorists in Gaza fired four rockets toward southern Israel by late Monday night.  The projectiles landed in open areas north of Sderot.

One of the rockets caused a fire in a field which firefighters extinguished and another damaged a road.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.

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