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Gaza rocket strikes near Beersheba soon after Netanyahu campaign stop

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises Muslim voters that he will ensure that there are direct flights between Israel and Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2021 (screen capture)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises Muslim voters that he will ensure that there are direct flights between Israel and Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2021 (screen capture)

A rocket shot from Gaza has landed near Beersheba.

The attack occurred around the time Prime Minister and Likud head Benjamin Netanyahu was campaigning in the city.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his entourage leave a Beersheba restaurant on an election day campaign stop, March 23, 2021. (Channel 12 screenshot)

Some reports indicate he was there at the time of the attack, but Likud says he had left the area by then.

Channel 12 shows a clip of Netanyahu and his entourage leaving a Beersheba restaurant. Likud says the footage preceded the rocket fire.

Several candidates have been campaigning in Beersheba and other areas of the northern Negev throughout the day.

The rocket seemingly landed in an open area without causing damage or injuries. No alarms sounded.

Gaza terror groups have previously targeted Netanyahu when he campaigns in the south, twice forcing him offstage at events in 2019.

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