Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90
Arab terrorist from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) fires a mortar shell at southern Israel from Gaza. (May 2015)

Gaza terrorists launched an attack on southern Israel on Wednesday night, with mortar fire reaching the Eshkol Regional Council district.

At least one mortar shell exploded in an open area of the region, but local residents were unaware of the impending attack and thus were taken completely off-guard.

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The Red Alert incoming air raid system failed to activate and warn the area residents that shelling or a rocket attack had been launched.

Miraculously, no physical injuries were reported, nor was there any significant property damage.

Arab media report that Hamas terrorist leaders are evacuating their headquarters in anticipation of a retaliatory attack by Israel Defense Forces in response to the shelling.

It’s not yet clear which terror group was responsible for the mortar fire, but the Israeli government has said repeatedly that the Hamas rulers of Gaza are held responsible for every action that takes place within the borders of the enclave.

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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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