Terrorists from the Gaza Strip set of Code Red alarm sirens throughout Israel’s southern region after incoming rocket fired was detected.
Sunday night, a rocket was fired from Gaza towards Ashkelon. The rocket failed to cross into Israeli airspace and landed in open territory on the Gazan side of the security fence. No damage or injuries were reported.
Sunday night’s incident is the latest in a series of attacks launched by terrorists operating in the Strip. On Saturday, a rocket exploded in the Sha’ar Hanegev region in an open area.
Despite the Hamas-Fatah unity agreement formalizing a united Palestinian government that has stated it would uphold principles of nonviolence and the rejection of terrorism against Israel, Sunday night’s attack proves otherwise.
The rocket attack is an indication of growing Palestinian restlessness against Israel after a period of semi-quiet between Israel and the Palestinians. Over the last several weeks, Israeli security officials, including IDF soldiers and Border Police have come under attack by terrorists from Gaza, Judea and Samaria.
On Friday, before the start of the Sabbath, IDF forces apprehended a Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab a soldier at the Azzun Junction in Samaria. Last week, security personnel thwarted two stabbing attacks against IDF soldiers in Judea and Samaria.
Last Monday, a terrorist opened fire on Israeli security forces stationed at the Tapuah Junction in Samaria. Soldiers returned fire and killed the terrorist. Three days before the shooting attack, a Palestinian suicide bomber was apprehended at the same location.