Missiles fired from Gaza Strip explode in the Eshkol Regional Council and the Shaar Hanegev area

Previous to the rocket attacks, the Israeli Air Force attacked two terrorist installations in the Northern sector of the Gaza Strip.  This was in retaliation for missile attacks on Israel earlier in the week.  Pilots on both missions reported direct and accurate hits on their targets, one of which was in the process of setting up a missile launch into Israel.  According to Palestinian sources inside Gaza, two terrorists were injured in the strike.

Following the Air Force attack, a further two missiles were fired into Israel landing in the Eshkol-Regional Council-and-the-Shaar-Hanegev-areas.  Thankfully, both missiles landed in open areas and there were no damages caused and, even more important, no injuries.  

In both of the incidents, the Color Red missile alert was sounded.  This gives residents about 60 seconds warning before a missile falls.    

One resident, said that, by the time she heard the siren and woke her children up to go to their fortified room, the rockets had already fallen:  "Thank God they landed in the middle of a field.  If they had landed near our home, I dread to think what would have happened."

Another resident, Dov Lapid, a 63 year old carpenter said that he didn't know how long this "...cat and mouse game can go on for.   Sooner or later, things will come to head and then all hell will break out.  It was bad enough the last time - I don't know how we'll manage this time around."

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