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Mortar shell with phosphorus fired from Gaza, found near Kerem Shalom crossing (21 August 2011)

The IDF confirmed Tuesday night that a mortar shell was fired from Gaza at southern Israel shortly after 11 pm, but the standard incoming Red Alert warning siren did not activate, because the trajectory of the launch was not heading for populated areas.

Instead, the open area alert was the only warning that was triggered.


The shell exploded in an open area, the IDF said. No property damage was reported and no one was physically injured by the attack.


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