Israel Political Brief June 26, 2012: Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel despite truce



Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel despite truce

Source: JTA, 6-26-12

Four rockets were fired from Gaza at a Jewish community in the Negev.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the four rockets fired at Netivot Tuesday evening. The others landed in open areas and did not cause any damage, according to reports.

On Tuesday morning a rocket fired from Gaza that landed in a kibbutz in southern Israel struck an empty hen house.

The rockets were fired despite an Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Gazan terrorist groups that went into effect on Sunday evening.

More than 150 rockets fired from Gaza have struck southern Israel since the cross-border attacks began last week.


Terrorists Fire Four Grad Missiles at Netivot

Terrorists from Gaza fire a barrage of four Grad missiles at Netivot. Iron Dome intercepts two of them.
Iron Dome system

Iron Dome system
Flash 90

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a barrage of four Grad missiles at the town of Netivot on Tuesday evening.

The Iron Dome system intercepted two of the missiles, and the other two exploded in open areas. There were no physical injuries and no reports of property damage.

Despite an Egyptian-brokered “ceasefire” announced by Hamas last week, terrorists from Gaza have continued firing rockets at southern Israel. On Tuesday morning, a Qassam rocket hit a kibbutz chicken barn, causing damage but no physical injuries.

The rocket exploded in the area of Sderot, located less than a mile from northern Gaza….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief June 20, 2012: Barrage of 60 Rockets from Gaza, One Hits a Negev Home



In barrage of rockets from Gaza, one hits a Negev home

Source: JTA, 6-20-12

In a barrage of dozens of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, one hit a home in the Negev.

At least 60 rockets were fired at Israel on Wednesday. The home was damaged but no injuries were reported, according to reports.

Earlier Wednesday, an Israeli airstrike killed a terrorist responsible for an attack that left an Israeli civilian dead.

Wednesday afternoon’s targeted attack also seriously injured another terrorist involved in the planning and execution of a cross-border attack two days earlier that killed a civilian construction worker,  the Israel Defense Forces said. The IDF said the two Global Jihad operatives were planning another attack.

The civilian killed Monday was working on the security fence being erected between Israel and Egypt.

Some 50 rockets struck Israel on Tuesday, and several on Monday, in an escalating series of cross-border attacks this week between Israel and alleged Palestinian terrorists.

At least 11 Israeli Border Guard officers have been injured as a result of the attacks.

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