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October 28, 2012 3:23 pm

Gaza Rockets Stike Near Beersheba, Schools Closed, IDF Responds

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A scene of carnage following a rocket attack. Photo: IDF.

Two grad rockets fired from Gaza struck near Beersheba Sunday morning prompting Mayor Ruvik Danilovich to close schools in the area.

According to a report in Israel Hayom both rockets hit unpopulated areas and caused no injuries or damage. Two early-warning sirens went off across the city during the course of the morning, urging residents to enter fortified rooms and bomb shelters.

According to an article in Israel Hayom Danilovich told Israel’s Army Radio that “In recent years, missiles were fired directly into educational facilities while they were empty. We are not protected, and as long as there is not full protection within the education system, I will put human life first.”

The report also said that Israeli military forces along the Gaza Strip border fence were targeted with a salvo of mortar shells Sunday morning. A subsequent strike by The IDF targeted the source of the shells.

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