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Two rockets land near Ashkelon

No injuries reported as rocket attacks from Gaza continue

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

An Israeli police sapper carries a Kassam rocket that landed in an open field near the Israel-Gaza border in December 2011. (Illustrative photo; credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)
An Israeli police sapper carries a Kassam rocket that landed in an open field near the Israel-Gaza border in December 2011. (Illustrative photo; credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)

Two Kassam rockets fell near Ashkelon Saturday night, Yedioth Ahronoth reported, but no injuries or damage occurred.

Saturday’s rocket fire from Gaza is the latest in a relentless barrage from the Hamas-controlled region over the past two weeks. Kassam rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza on Thursday, prompting an Israeli Air Force strike in response.

IDF Arab media Spokesman Avichay Adraee tweeted in Arabic shortly after Saturday’s incident: “25 rockets fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip since the beginning of February. To be clear: we will not tolerate this situation.”

Over forty rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since the beginning of 2012. While injuries and damage have been minimal, the Israeli communities around Gaza remain on alert.

 

 

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