Rocket explodes in open area in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council

There were no initial reports of injuries or damage in the incident.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 8, 2015 19:38
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Gaza Strip

Light streak trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel July 29, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open area near the border in Israel Sunday night, the IDF said.

The rocket triggered warning sirens in the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council area. Yet there were no initial reports of injuries or damage.

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The last rocket to explode in open territory in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council near the border fence was fired from Gaza on October 21st.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the attack.

A red alert siren sounded in the area prior to the falling of the rocket.

The sirens came a day after the IDF identified and opened fire on a terrorist cell in Gaza which it said has been behind a series of sniping attacks on security forces recently

According to the army, in a combined operation of the IDF, Border Police Counter-Terrorism Unit and Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, security forces carried out sniper fire on the southern Gaza cell, which had been operating close to the Gaza border fence over the past week.



The cell was "preparing additional sniper attacks," the army said. The cell was accurately struck.

The IDF said the operation "to eradicate the immediate threat" concluded without injury or damage to the Israeli side.

"The IDF will not tolerate attempts to harm Israeli citizens and soldiers and will continue to operation against every attempted terror attack on the State of Israel," the military said in a statement.

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