Mortar shell exploded in Southern Israel; No injuries reported

Only one day after a rocket exploded in the city of Sderot, a Red Alert siren was sounded in the Gaza Envelope, the region in Israel closest to Gaza. A mortar that was fired from Gaza exploded in an open area close to one of the Israeli towns. There are no reports of injuries or damage to property.
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A Red Alert siren was sounded today the Gaza Envelope, the region in Israel closest to Gaza, only one day after a rocket that was fired from Gaza hit the city of Sderot. According to the initial reports, a mortar was fired from Gaza and exploded in an open area. The IDF responded with tank fire towards Hamas terror targets in Southern Gaza.

Yesterday, the Israeli Air Force attacked terror targets in the center of the Gaza Strip in retaliation for the attack on Sderot. The IDF Spokesperson stated that Israeli aircraft attacked a number of Hamas terror infrastructures. Earlier yesterday, another Hamas target was attacked by an Israeli tank.

"The attacks were a retaliation to the attack on the city of Sderot," said the IDF's official statement. “Hamas’ attacks are a threat to the safety of the citizens of Israel and violate the sovereignty of Israel.”

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