Rockets land south of Jerusalem; no injuries or damage

Missile hits an open field near Bethlehem; second time in 5 days that capital area is targeted

For the second time since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas on Tuesday afternoon fired rockets that landed in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

Sirens were heard in the capital city just before 2:15 p.m. and an explosion was heard moments later. According to reports, two rockets landed in an open area near the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, which lies approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) south of Jerusalem.

No injuries or damage were reported. Hamas claimed responsibility for the launch.

Last Friday, a rocket fell near the settlement bloc of Gush Etzion, 14 kilometers southwest of the capital, causing no damage or injuries.

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