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June 30, 2014 9:39 am

Palestinian Terrorists Fire 20 Rockets at Israel in Escalation of Weekend Attack

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Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Photo: Israel Defense Forces. Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired at least 20 rockets toward Israel overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Most of the rockets exploded in open fields in the Eshkol region, but two hit Sdot Negev, causing minor damage to two buildings.

Meanwhile, Israeli Air Force planes struck a terrorist cell Sunday night as it was preparing to fire rockets at Israel. Previously, an Iron Dome anti-rocket battery intercepted two rockets fired at Netivot.

After months of relative calm in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, 13 Gaza rockets had been fired into the area over the weekend.

“The residents of Sderot are not discouraged by the despicable, cowardly actions of terrorists, who fire rockets from Gaza into populated areas,” Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi said Saturday, according to Israel Hayom. “We are standing strong in efforts to give full support for the prime minister, defense minister, and IDF to respond forcefully.”

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