Rocket hits yard in Sderot, breaking southern calm

Red alert sirens ring out in Sderot and the Sha’ar Hanegev region. Two Kassam rockets have been fired, possibly signaling a welcome message for Obama from Hamas.

One rocket hit a house’s courtyard in Sderot. There are no reports of injuries.

The south has been almost completely quiet since November’s Operation Pillar of Defense, but terrorists in Gaza have shown a willingness to fire missiles when they think the situation warrants it, like a rocket that hit Ashdod last month during protests in the West Bank.

The rockets come a day after Obama visited an Iron Dome battery moved especially to the airport for a photo op. The missile defense system was partially funded by the US.

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