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July 28, 2014 1:07 pm

Hamas Mortar Attack Kills Four in Southern Israel

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Israelis injured by mortar fire in southern Israel were taken to Soroka University Medical Center (pictured) in Beersheba. Photo: PikiWiki - Israel free image collection project. At least four Israelis were killed and several others were wounded when a Hamas mortar struck the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel, near the Gaza border.

According to Israeli emergency services, 10 people were injured, and medical teams evacuated most of the injured individuals to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.

The mortar landed in a crowd of people, the Jerusalem Post reported. Most of those injured or killed were not residents of the area and may have been there to visit Israeli soldiers.

If they land close to the Gaza border, mortar shells do not usually set off a Code Red rocket siren and will typically fall without warning.

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