Two rockets launched at southern Israel from Gaza

Rocket launchers in Gaza. Credit: IDF.

( Two rockets were fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

“Confirmed. 2 rockets were launched from #Gaza at southern #Israel, Ashkelon & Netivot home to approx. 139000 people. Luckily no injuries,” IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner wrote on Twitter.

Wednesday’s rockets come about a week after Palestinian terrorists fired a Grad rocket into Israel on May 26. That rocket landed in an area outside of Gan Yavneh, which sits east of the city of Ashdod, and was fired by Islamic Jihad amid infighting between two commanders in that Palestinian terrorist organization.

Escalating rocket fire from Gaza around this time last year, as well as the Hamas terror group’s kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teens, triggered that summer’s war between Israel and Hamas.

Posted on June 3, 2015 .