Another rocket was launched at Israel at about 10pm Tuesday night landing in an open area near Askelon. IAF struck the launcher, destroying it, within a couple of hours.
Politicians and council heads across the spectrum condemned the ongoing “trickle” of rocket fire at Israel’s southern communities. An IDF spokesperson said that Israel considers the Hamas terrorist group responsible for any rocket attacks from Gaza. Hamas has been attempting to curb the latest firing of rockets into Israel claiming that the current rockets are “against the interests of the Palestinian people.”
This follows an irregular firing of rockets at Israel claimed by the Salafist “Omar Brigades” group in the Gaza Strip who are sympathetic to the Islamic State group. A senior Salafist leader in Gaza said his people could not tolerate the reality of Hamas persecuting, arresting, and killing them. He added that the militants intended to continue firing rockets at Israeli targets, but claimed the intention was to trigger a civil war with Hamas and not to drag the Palestinians into another conflict with Israel.