Gaza terrorists just couldn’t resist launching another round of M302 missiles northward towards Haifa Wednesday afternoon — even if it meant they had to defuse them.
But the effort proved as useless the second time as it did before, with two brand-new Syrian-made 120-kilo missiles barely reaching areas south of Haifa – and that only by emptying the missiles of all of their explosive materials, according to journalist Ehud Ya’ari at Israel’s Channel 2.
Both missiles landed in open areas near Zichron Ya’akov, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Gaza.
One person was lightly injured in the attack, which prompted officials to abruptly terminate a hike by a group of some 800 Israeli scouts in the Ofer Forest, part of the Carmel mountain range around Haifa.
As Operation Protective Edge entered its second full day, Hamas has also launched its propaganda war, with a claim that Israel has attacked the region more than 500 times.
IDF air, navy and intelligence personnel indeed attacked terrorists throughout the region overnight, but carried out “only” 160 strikes on Tuesday night into Wednesday.