Kassam rockets cause injuries in Sderot
Despite an IDF-perceived Hamas interest not to fire Kassams at Israel, three more such rockets were launched at Israel this morning, causing injuries and some panic.As long as the Hamas is in Gaza, and Islam is the rule there, there will only be more sectarian violence of this sort.
One of the rockets hit a street in southern Sderot, another landed in Kibbutz Gevim, just south of Sderot, and a third landed harmlessly near Netiv HaAsarah, between Gaza and Ashkelon. Property damage resulted in the kibbutz, including to a chicken coop, though no one was hurt.
In Sderot, however, the results were worse. The rocket landed at the intersection of the Sinai and Natan Elbaz streets at around 7 AM, just seconds after the sounding of the Red Color early-warning alarm (replacing Red Dawn). One person suffered injuries categorized as light, and several people were treated for shock; they were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Several cars and buildings were damaged, and an electric line was also downed for a short while.
Just last week, army sources noted a drop in Kassam rocket attacks on Israel, based on the perception that it was the interest of Hamas to temporarily stop such bombardments.
Throughout Israel over the weekend, Border Guard police - on their usual mission to locate Arabs who remain within the Green Line illegally - found 917 such illegal aliens. Six of them had been wanted by the security forces. Twenty-one drivers of such Arabs, eight Israelis who illegally employed them, and three who provided them with lodging were also arrested.
In addition, four wanted terrorists - of Fatah and the Islamic Jihad - were arrested in Shechem and Hevron.
Related note: two kassam launchers were neutralized in Gaza.
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