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Smoke rises in the Gaza Strip following an attack. (file)

For once, a barrage of rockets launched by Gaza terrorists at southern Israel Wednesday evening proved far more dangerous to their brethren than they did to the people they were aiming at. The IDF confirmed that the rocket fire didn’t reach Israeli territory, although the attack triggered Red Alert incoming rocket warning sirens in Jewish communities and in some open areas near the Gaza border.

IDF Confirms Failed Gaza Rocket Attack Didn’t Reach Israel


And although the rocket fire failed to harm any Israelis, the same cannot be said to be true for those in the Gaza Strip.

Seven residents in the enclave were wounded when two of the three rockets that were launched exploded instead outside a private home in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, Ynet reported late Wednesday night. The home was without the benefit of a “mamad” — built-in residential bomb shelter, found in many Israeli homes in southern Israel.

Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization has never bothered to provide any form of protection for its own citizens, other than to ensure that its top military commanders make it to safety before Israel launches counter attacks to retaliate for the rocket fire launched at Israel regularly from the enclave.

On Wednesday evening, a third rocket landed — also within Gaza territory — near the border security fence that protects southern Israel from Gaza terrorists.