maandag 13 januari 2014
Gaza's 'Parting Gift' to Sharon: A Rocket Attack
Gazan Islamic Arab terrorists "saluted" Ariel Sharon on the occasion of his funeral Monday by firing two rockets at the Negev Monday afternoon. The rockets hit an area north of Sderot at about 4 p.m., several hours after Sharon's funeral concluded. There were no injuries and no damage reported.
"Two projectiles landed in an open area in the Shaar HaNegev region," an IDF spokeswoman told AFP, referring to the area around the northern border with Gaza, without specifying exactly where they struck. Sderot, which lies very close to the Gaza border, is located just four kilometres (2.5 miles) west of Sycamore Ranch.
Earlier in the day, Gaza Arab terrorists fired several rockets. However, the IDF said that those rockets were aimed at the sea, and were apparently "test shots".
The Iron Dome system was also on alert. The IDF issued a warning to Hamas, threatening to take immediate and strong action against the terror group if Gaza Arab terrorists attacked Israel during the funeral.
Read: IDF hits Gaza after rocket fire at end of Sharon funeral