Palestinian rocket damages civilian homes

No injuries reported in southern Israeli farming region attack; rocket comes after reports that IDF wounded Gaza terrorist.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 11, 2012 11:35
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Ashkelon rocket damage [illustrative]

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Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at a southern Israeli farming region late on Friday night.

The rocket slammed into an area between two residential homes in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, and sent shrapnel flying in several directions.

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The shrapnel struck as civilians sat in a living room in one of the homes, and penetrated the structure. An electric pole was also damaged in the attack, cutting power to the homes.

No injuries were reported.

Civilians said the Red Alert rocket siren failed to go off prior to the attack.

"The rocket caused light damages to the buildings," a police spokeswoman said.

The rocket attack came after Palestinian reports that an Islamic Jihad terrorist was wounded by IDF fire in the northern Gaza Strip late Friday night.

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One man was lightly injured in the incident near Beit Lahia, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported citing an Islamic Jihad spokesman.

The IDF Spokesman's Unit said it was unaware of the incident in Gaza.

Last week Gazan terrorists fired at least eight rockets towards the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. The salvo caused no damage or injuries as the rockets exploded in open fields in the northern Negev region .

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