3 rockets land in Southern Israel as sirens fail to blare; IDF retaliates
Three rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the Eshkol Regional Council on Wednesday afternoon within less than two hours of one another, with the first landing in open space. No injuries or damage were reported.
The first rocket fell close to the Gaza border fence at around 2pm inside Israeli territory. Approximately one-and-a-half hours later, the IDF identified yet another rocket landing in the same region.
In all cases, the Code Red rocket alert siren was not sounded.
Arabs reported that IDF artillery strikes targeted rocket launching positions in response to Gaza rockets launched towards Southern Israel and later an Israeli military helicopter opened fire at terror targets.
The latest rocket attacks mark a continuation of a steady bombardment that has haunted Israel’s southern residents in recent weeks, and which have each time prompted the IDF to launch retaliatory strikes on Hamas positions.
Israel holds Hamas, the ruling power of the Gaza Strip, responsible for any aggression emanating from the enclave.