Gaza Rockets Explode on Palestinian Side, Cause Casualties

Two rockets that were fired by Gaza terrorists on Tuesday night exploded on the Gaza side of the border.

Palestinian Authority-based media reported that one of the rockets exploded in the vicinity of a home, causing casualties.

The incident marks the second time in less than 24 hours that Gaza terrorists have unsuccessfully attempted to fire a rocket on Israel.

Sirens were heard on Tuesday morning, around 5:20 a.m. local time, in the Hof Ashkelon area of southern Israel, but the IDF said that the sirens were a result of a failed attempt to fire rockets from Gaza.

There have been several rocket attacks from Gaza in recent weeks, but there have been several instances in which the rockets missed Israel. In the last month alone three such rockets fell in Gaza, landing short of their mark.

While Hamas has had its rocket arsenals buoyed up by Iranian and other foreign technology, an Israeli crackdown on smuggled weaponry and weapon materials together with an Egyptian siege on the Sinai border has led Hamas to turn increasingly to its domestic rocket production industry to create new missiles.

That domestic rocket development has seen Hamas fire many dozens of rockets into the Mediterranean Sea over the course of the last year as part of its rocket testing program.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200193

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