‘Where’s the defense wall?’ Gaza bullet penetrates home

A resident of moshav Nativ Haasara in the Gaza Belt region on Friday morning located a 7.62 millimeter bullet, fired by a Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifle, that penetrated his home while he was away.

The man had returned from a week long trip abroad, only to find a bullet lodged in his house.


Security services estimate the bullet was fired by terrorists in Gaza within the last three days. It penetrated the roof of the house and embedded itself in the wooden floor.

The gunshot follows on a similar recent incident, in which several 0.5 millimeter bullets were fired into another Gaza Belt home, hitting a TV set just feet away from two children who were watching the TV at the time.

Hof Ashkelon Regional Council head Yair Farjoun issued a statement following the incident, calling on the state to act before it’s too late.

“A lone bullet or a burst of bullets have an identical killing potential,” he noted.

“We expect the security system to carry out what it promised, and to immediately establish a defense wall in the (Gaza) Belt communities.”