Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a short-range missile into southern Israel on Tuesday morning wounding a 14-year-old Israeli girl. The missile landed just outside a kindergarten in a kibbutz not far from the southern coastal town of Ashkelon.
The attack comes less than a day after Gaza-based terrorists fired 10 mortar shells into southern Israel, prompting retaliatory strikes on terrorist positions by the Israeli air force.
In other violence, an Israeli soldier narrowly escaped being stabbed by three Palestinian Arabs just north of Jerusalem on Monday.
The soldier was at a gas station outside the Jewish community of Givat Ze’ev when a car pulled up and three Arab men jumped out, one of them brandishing a large knife. The soldier quickly loaded his M-16 rifle and pointed it at his would-be attackers, who got back in their car and sped off.
The attempted stabbing comes just days after two knife-wielding Palestinian men killed an American Christian tourist and badly wounded her Messianic Israeli friend south of Jerusalem.