Gaza Rockets Explode on Palestinian Side of the Border

Gaza-based terrorists fired three rockets towards southern Israel on Thursday evening, all three of which exploded in Gaza.

There were no sirens in the Gaza Belt area, but some locals reported hearing explosions.

A similar incident occurred on Saturday night, when two rockets that were fired from Gaza exploded on the Palestinian side of the border fence.

Saturday’s rocket fire came a day after Hamas called for all able-bodied Arabs to attack IDF soldiers and "settlers" as "legitimate targets" after an Arab infant was killed in an arson attack in the village of Duma in Samaria.

Despite relative quiet in the south ever since the end of Operation Protective Edge last summer, rocket attacks continue periodically.

Several weeks ago, ISIS-linked jihadists in the Gaza Strip threatened to fire rockets at Israel in response to a Hamas crackdown on Salafists in the Islamist-controlled territory.

While most of the rocket fire has come from Gaza, a barrage of three missiles was fired from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt into the Gaza Belt region in July. All three missiles exploded in open areas, causing no physical injuries or damages.

An IDF investigation revealed that the rockets had likely been shot from terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula, which was confirmed by the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group's affiliate in Egypt.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/199142

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