(JNS.org) Two mortar shells
fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday night, causing no
damage or injuries, Israel Hayom
reported. The incident occurred one day after rockets were fired from Sinai
into the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat.
The projectiles exploded in open areas in the
Eshkol region. The Israeli military was checking the reports. There were no
immediate claims of responsibility from Gaza.
According to reports, the early-warning
system meant to alert local residents of incoming projectiles did not sound on
Thursday night. The authorities are looking into possible reasons for the
A report issued by the Israel Security Agency
indicates that since the start of 2013, Palestinian terror organizations in
Gaza have fired a total of 15 rockets into Israel. In 2012, 2,157 rockets and
175 mortar shells were fired from Gaza into Israel, most of them during the
eight-day Operation Pillar of Defense in November.
Over the last month, terrorist groups in the
Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip have fired intermittently at Israel, despite the
cease-fire that ended Operation Pillar of Defense.