Rocket fire from Gaza damages one home in Sha'ar Hanegev

Hamas point the finger at Netanyahu, claiming he wishes "to avoid allegations of corruption" by escalating the situation in the Gaza Strip.

February 18, 2018 00:49
Rocket fire from Gaza damages one home in Sha'ar Hanegev

Damaged home in Sha'ar Hanegev. (photo credit: SHA'ARI HANEGEV REGIONAL COUNCIL SPOKESPERSON ADI MEIRI)

The Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council in southern Israel announced one private home was damaged by rocket fire from Gaza on Saturday.

There were no casualties, though a few people suffered panic attacks after the event and were treated on site.

Meanwhile, Hamas released a statement accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of attempting to escalate the situation in the Gaza Strip in order "to avoid allegations of corruption."

The IAF struck six Gaza targets on Saturday, including a Hamas terror tunnel, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the Gaza border earlier in the day that wounded four IDF soldiers.

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