Palestinians fire Kassam after long lull

Rocket lands in open area in Sdot Negev region; no casualties, damage in first attack in over a month.

Dog approaches kassam 248.88 (photo credit: AP)
Dog approaches kassam 248.88
(photo credit: AP)
For the first time in over a month, Palestinian terrorists on Thursday evening fired a Kassam rocket at the western Negev. The rocket landed in an open area in the Sdot Negev region and did not cause casualties or damage. The previous rocket attacks on the southern Negev came in mid June, when Palestinians fired two projectiles in the space of 24 hours. The first of the rockets hit the Sdot Negev region, prompting an IAF air strike on smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip. The following day, an explosives device was detonated against IDF soldiers who were patrolling along the fence. There were no casualties in that attack. Meanwhile, a Palestinian man was arrested Thursday night near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron after security forces uncovered an 11-centimeter-long knife on his person during a routine search. The knife was confiscated and the man was taken to security forces for interrogation.