Gaza rocket hits south of Israel; none hurt

Kassam rocket falls in an open area in the South as Israel begins its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.

April 7, 2013 21:04
Gaza escalation

Rockets fired from Gaza. (photo credit: Nikola Solic / Reuters)


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A Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Sunday landed in an open area of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council.

No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.

Security forces located the remains of the rocket after searching the area. A red alert siren had sounded in the area prior to the rocket's landing.

The attack came on the heels of a rise in attacks in the South which was marked by two straight days of rocket fire last week, which lead to an Israeli strike at targets in the Gaza Strip. It was Israel's first retaliation since a truce was implemented following an eight-day flare up last November that nearly lead to an Israeli ground invasion.

Reports of the rocket on sunday were received at the same time that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was delivering a Holocaust Remembrance Day speech at Yad Vashem.

The increase in attacks has raised tension in the south, as residents geared themselves for possibly another round of violence from the Gaza Strip.

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