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Intensive Rocket Fire Aimed at Israel’s Border Towns

Most residents of the Gaza Belt communities have left the area for their own safety.

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Firefighters try to extinguish the fire at the site of where a rocket landed and killed a 4-year-old boy in Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the southern Israeli on August 22, 2014.

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire at the site of where a rocket landed and killed a 4-year-old boy in Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the southern Israeli on August 22, 2014.
Photo Credit: Southern Region Fire Department Spokesperson

Intensive rocket fire and shelling attacks by Hamas and allied terrorists continued to be aimed at Israel’s Gaza border towns and the nearby coastal city of Ashkelon throughout the day on Monday.

It is not clear why Gaza terrorists are focusing so intently on the Sha’ar HaNegev, Sdot Negev and Eshkol Regional Council districts.

The terrorists seem particularly focused on Kibbutzim Alumim and Nahal Oz, where a 4-year-old child was killed in one such attack last Friday.

Most of the residents of the targeted areas have temporarily evacuated in order to more efficiently facilitate defense of the area by the IDF.

Hana Levi Julian

About the Author: 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. Abra Berkson says:

    Not sure why? They have to start somewhere to kill the Jews! Start close and then move in further. Not sure why? Crazy question.

  2. Dawn Andrade says:

    Why? Because they can. Go IDF and eradicate the vermin.

  3. if islam die today,the world will taste peace again after 1400 yrs of rockets and swords.

  4. because they know they can get people to move from their houses.

  5. Hamas thinks terrorism forced Jews from Gaza, and they think they will remove Jews from the border communities in the same way.

  6. Don’t believe that. But Islam can go anyway.

  7. They want to expand territory.

  8. What’s your point shiloh?helping terrorists?

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