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Hamas explosives expert holds a mortar shell as he explains the weapon to schoolgirls.

A rocket fired at southern Israel on Wednesday night landed in Gaza territory, according to the IDF, the second night running such a failure has taken place.

The launch triggered the Red Alert incoming rocket alert siren in the Jewish community of Kibbutz Netiv Ha’Asara, once again sending parents to grab their children and families to race for cover.


On Tuesday, terrorists launched a mortar attack on southern Israel, firing a battery of four shells at Jewish communities along the border with Gaza.

Three of the four shells didn’t make it past the border, and instead landed within the territory of the attackers. It’s not clear whether Gaza civilians were injured in the friendly fire incident, or not.

The fourth shell made it past the border and landed in an open field in Israeli territory. No property damage and no physical injuries were reported.

The IDF subsequently bombed a Hamas observation post in central Gaza in retaliation for the rocket fire.


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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.