The Hamas rulers of Gaza launched a long-range missile on Monday in a test-fire that was aimed at the Mediterranean Sea, Israel’s Channel 2 television news reported.
Residents of Israel’s Gaza Belt communities reported hearing the explosion from the test-fire, according to the report.
Hamas test-launches into the Mediterranean are not new, nor is the existence of a long-range rocket. A long-range rocket — albeit a rather primitive model — was introduced on the scene two years ago during the terrorist group’s last war with Israel, Operation Protective Edge.
Earlier this month, Gaza terrorists launched two rocket attacks against southern Israel.
One of the short-range rockets exploded in the nearby Jewish town of Sderot, landing in a road and just missing several residential buildings. At least one resident was treated for severe trauma although no one was physically injured.
The second rocket landed in an open area, also fairly close to Gaza. No injuries or property damage were reported in the second attack.
Israeli air and artillery forces retaliated for the attacks, striking Hamas terrorist targets in northern and southern Gaza.Hana Levi Julian