Three Gaza rockets shatter calm in southern Israel

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Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

(JNS.org) Three Qassam rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward southern
Israel on Thursday, ending several weeks of calm in the area. No injuries or
property damage were reported.

Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

On Thursday night, rocket-warning sirens sounded in several communities
in the Eshkol region. Radar systems identified two rocket launches in Gaza, and
a shortly after, Eshkol residents reported hearing explosions. The rockets
apparently struck open areas.

Earlier, on Thursday afternoon, a Qassam rocket fired from Gaza toward
Israel exploded in Gazan territory.

Last November, the Israel Defense Forces conducted an eight-day
operation in Gaza in response to ongoing rocket fire by Palestinian terrorist
groups. Since Operation Pillar of Defense, the frequency of rocket attacks from
Gaza has dropped dramatically.

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Source: JNS.org

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