Monday, April 21, 2014

Passover Calm interrupted by Gaza Terror

Ten rockets were fired from Gaza today, interrupting the last days of Passover holiday celebration in Israel. Seven rockets fell in the Sha’ar Hanegev region and outside the city of Sderot. One rocket exploded in Sderot, causing damage to a road and several shops. Another rocket struck the Eshkol region of southern Israel The Iron Dome missile defense system also intercepted a rocket. There were no reports of any injuries.

Terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip have fired at least 108 rockets and mortars into Israel since the beginning of 2014.

Israel launched retaliatory strikes following the attack, targeting two training camps run by Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls Gaza. Reports indicate that two Hamas militants were lightly wounded.

Earlier today, a Gaza-based terrorist group launched a rocket-propelled grenade at an IDF patrol near the security fence east of Deir al-Balah.

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