Rocket Fired At Israel – Lands Short, Explodes in Gaza

In a separate terror incident, two Palestinians arrested Sunday after foiled stabbing attack on IDF soldiers in West Bank.

By i24news


A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip Sunday evening towards Israel landed within the
Palestinian enclave and exploded just meters from the border fence, the Israeli army said.

A rocket is launched from the Gaza strip towards Israel on July 12, 2014 – Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/File

No sirens warning of incoming rockets sounded in Gaza border communities, however
soldiers stationed in the area reported hearing a loud explosion.

Two weeks ago, Israeli military forces struck a target in Gaza, hours after a rocket fired
from the coastal enclave struck southern Israel, violating an already shaky truce between
the sides.

The Israel Defense Forces said it targeted a “terror site” belonging to the Hamas terror
group near Beit Hanoun.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, two Palestinian assailants were arrested on Sunday in
the West Bank following a foiled attempt to stab Israeli soldiers at a military checkpoint.

As the two Palestinians approached a group of soldiers one of them drew a knife but was immediately overpowered and disarmed. The other would-be assailant fled on foot but was later apprehended.

A number of similar attacks were reported in recent weeks.

Last week, an Israeli border police officer was seriously wounded by a Palestinian assailant
at the entrance to the Cave of the Patriarchs site in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The officer suffered a stab wound to the neck and was transported to a nearby hospital.
The assailant, Mahmoud Abu Ghishah was shot and killed, Israeli media reported.

Earlier in April a 16-year-old Palestinian was arrested in the West Bank following another
failed attempt to stab an Israeli soldier at a roadblock near Hebron.


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