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Gaza rocket lands in Eshkol region

Al-Qaeda-linked Salafi group in Gaza claims responsibility for Sunday morning’s rocket attacks

A Kassam rocket from the Gaza Strip landed in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel shortly after 8 PM Israel time.

No injuries or damage were reported.

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Earlier Sunday, three Kassams from Gaza struck near the southern Israeli city of Sderot. There were two people lightly injured in those attacks.

In an unusual step, Hamas fingered a Salafi group operating in Gaza for Sunday morning’s rocket attacks.

Known as Jamiat ul-Mujahedin Bayt al-Maqdis, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Salafi group claimed responsibility for the three rockets. It also reportedly criticized Hamas for clamping down on Islamic extremists in Gaza, in the wake of the August 5 Egyptian-Israeli border attack that left 16 Egyptian soldiers dead.

 

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