Within First Week of 2011: Over Ten Rockets Launched from Gaza Strip into Israel
06 January 2011 , 18:02
more than 10 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israels southern communities. Photo:
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The first week of 2011 has already seen more than 10 rockets and mortar shells launched at Israels southern communities, with the IDF responding to attacks targeting the Hamas organizations terror activity sites, a weapon manufacturing site and a smuggling tunnel

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Within the first week of 2011, more than 10 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israels southern communities.

-On Saturday (Jan. 1), a Qassam rocket was fired at the Shaar Hanegev regional council, home to approximately 6,500 residents.

-On Sunday (Jan. 2), a rocket was fired into the Eshkol Regional Council, home to approximately 10,000 residents.

-On Tuesday (Jan. 4), a Qassam rocket was fired and hit the Ashkelon Shore regional council, home to approximately 13,000 residents.

.On Wednesday (Jan. 5), seven mortar shells were fired into the Eshkol Regional Council.

-On Thursday (Jan. 6), a rocket was fired into Sdot Negev Regional Council, home to approx 8,000 residents.

In response to these attacks, the IDF struck several terror-related sites. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) targeted and hit a terrorist activity center in the northern Gaza Strip as well as a weapons manufacturing facility in the central Gaza Strip, both belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization.

Later in the week, in a joint operation between the Israel Security Agency and the IDF, the IAF also struck one of the Hamas terrorist organizations terror activity centers in the central Gaza Strip and a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip.

Throughout the year 2010, over 235 Grad missiles, Qassam rockets and mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it. The IDF will also continue to respond harshly to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel.