Five Qassams fired at western Negev despite Gaza cease-fire
By Mijal Grinberg and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents and Haaretz Service
Five Qassam rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the western Negev on
Tuesday, despite a Gaza Strip cease-fire declared last month.
Two rockets were fired at approximately 7 P.M. Earlier, three rockets hit open
areas in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, causing no injuries or damage.
In recent months, security forces have arrested roughly 50 Islamic Jihad
members in the South Hebron Hills, the Shin Bet announced Tuesday.
Among those arrested were seven operatives suspected of expressing a
willingness to carry out suicide bombings.
On Monday, an Israel Defense Forces soldier was moderately wounded when
Palestinians opened fire on an IDF convoy in the West Bank town of Qabatiyeh,
south of Jenin.
The convoy was en route to the scene of a Jeep accident, to assist in rescue
efforts. The jeep had flipped over, lightly wounding four soldiers.
The Palestinians opened fire at the convoy from a relatively far distance,
wounding the soldier in his head. The soldier was evacuated in an Israel Air
Force helicopter to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The army has not yet
located the gunmen.
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