Gaza rocket damages home in Ashkelon area

No casualties were reported as a result of the rocket, but one house was damaged.

December 17, 2017 21:46
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Gaza rocket damages home in Ashkelon area

Site of the rocket landing in the Eshkol region on Sunday evening . (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)


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Two rockets launched from the Gaza Strip slammed into the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council area on Sunday evening, one of which slightly damaged a home. There were no reported injuries.

Tamir Idan, head of the Sdot Negev Regional Council, demanded an IDF response to the incident, the latest in a spate of rocket attacks in the past two weeks. Last week, a rocket damaged a kindergarten in Sderot.

Damage caused to a house in the rocket attack from the Gaza Strip December 17 2017  Credit: קבוצת חמ"ל קב"טים

“We expect and demand that the security forces will respond strongly and make it clear to the terrorist that the State of Israel is determined not to allow such firing [of rockets] to continue,” said Idan.

“We are not prepared for an emergency situation to become our daily routine,” he added.

Yair Farjun, the head of the Hof Ashkelon regional council, said in a statement that the rocket fire, "is not a normal situation, and we are not willing to accept it as a norm of everyday life. The power games between Hamas and the other organizations are of no concern to us. Hamas is the sovereign in Gaza and it bears responsibility, and with it we have to deal with."

"Two felled rockets were identified," the statement continued. "One near a house, with no injuries, and another was found in an open area, and the emergency team in the community is accompanying the family who were in a sheltered room at the time."

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