dinsdag 19 augustus 2014

Gaza Terrorists Renew Rocket War on Israel

Roughly two-and-a-half hours after three rockets were fired at Be'er Sheva from the Hamas enclave of Gaza on Tuesday in breach of the ceasefire agreed between the sides, terrorists in the area reportedly continued their fire on Israel.

There are conflicting reports as to whether mortar shells or a rocket hit open ground in the Sedot Negev Regional Council area; there were no injuries or damage reported in the attack. All reports agree that rocket sirens were not sounded in the area before the attack hit.

Just minutes after the Sedot Negev strike, "Color Red" rocket sirens were sounded in Netivot and the Gaza Belt area. Iron Dome reportedly shot down two missiles over Netivot. A third rocket reportedly hit open ground in the Sedot Negev region.

Just after 8 p.m. another rocket reportedly struck open ground in the Ashdod region, causing no damage or injuries; minutes later rocket warning sirens sounded for the Hof Ashkelon Region area, right before a rocket slammed into open ground in the region.

Another rocket hit the same area shortly before 9:30 p.m., landing in a shopping center and reportedly causing damage but no injuries.

As the terrorists renewed their attacks, a troubling pattern was observed in the rocket warning sirens.

In the first round of three rockets on Be'er Sheva no sirens were sounded ahead of the strikes. Shortly afterwards sirens were sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council area, only for the IDF to clarify that the sirens were a false alarm.

In all, a total of eight rockets had been fired from Gaza Tuesday, with six falling on Israeli territory and two intercepted by the Iron Dome, according to the IDF.


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