Gazans fire rockets at South under storm’s cover

Two other rockets from Gaza hit the South, explode in open fields; no injuries or damages reported in the attacks.

February 18, 2012 12:36
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Palestinian in Gaza took advantage of stormy weather to fire rockets at large southern cities over the weekend.

On Saturday, a Grad-type rocket was launched in the direction of the Negev’s largest city, Beersheba, triggering air raid sirens. Two other rockets exploded in fields in the farming districts of the western Negev.

No one was injured and there was no damage.

The upsurge in attacks began on Friday evening, when Palestinians fired projectiles into the South, setting off sirens in Ashkelon.

Two rockets exploded in the Eshkol farming region of, hitting open fields, according to police.

Last week, Ashkelon Regional Council head Yair Farjun told The Jerusalem Post that Israel could not “tolerate” endless rocket attacks on civilians.

“It must be made clear to them [the terrorists] that there is a price to this,” he said.

Also on Friday, Palestinians fired a rocket-propelled grenade at soldiers stationed near the Gaza border fence, the IDF Spokesman’s Office said.

No injuries were reported in the attack, but the fence was damaged.

The terrorists set off a bomb on the Gaza side of the border upon the arrival of IDF reinforcements. No injuries were reported in the second explosion.

Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.

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