Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90
An IDF patrol along the Gaza border.

Eight Israelis were wounded at midday Thursday when Hamas terrorists shelled the Eshkol Regional Council district.

The area is also a staging area for thousands of IDF troops who are on standby waiting for their orders prior to entering Gaza.

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Most of those injured are listed in good condition, according to the report, which was broadcast on Army Radio. It is not clear whether they were civilians or soldiers.

Seven Qassam rockets were intercepted over Sderot, indicating that all were headed straight for residential areas.

Mortar attacks are problematic due to the difficulty of identifying them in time to activate the Code Red incoming alert system. The IDF is currently testing a new radar system to spot the source of the mortar fire, called the ‘Green Rock,’ which would trigger an alert in time for civilians to seek shelter and soldiers to return fire and intercept the shells.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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  1. Ashjad Khalik, generally, the Zionists are not trolls, but have full profiles and aren’t just posting to upset people. If you look at the content posted by Israel supporters As compared with Anti-Israel posters you will find less profanity and less statements of hate, as well as less theats of annhilation. Generally a classier group of people. You also don’t see Israel supporters damaging property or attacking people. Quite revealing.

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