4 Mortars hit open areas in western Negev, south of Ashkelon day after IDF kills five terrorists in Gaza

Four mortar shells landed south of Ashkelon and in the western Negev on Sunday evening. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Two of the mortars hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. The other two were fired from the northern Gaza Strip about two hours later, and hit an open area in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council.

Qassam attack on Sderot (Archive Photo. Hamutal Ben Shitrit)

On Saturday night, the Israel Air Force a rocket launching cell in Deir el-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, as it was preparing to fire rockets towards Israel. Palestinians reported that all five cell members were killed.

The five were affiliated with the and Popular Resistance Committees. A Hamas website reported that an Israeli UAV bombed the activists in an agricultural area. According to Palestinian reports, dozens of civilians gathered at the scene of the incident and ambulances evacuated the bodies to a nearby hospital.

On Friday evening, Palestinian sources said a 15-year-old boy had drowned to death near the Rafah shore after his fishing boat was shot at by Navy forces. The IDF Spokesman’s office said it was not familiar with the incident.


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