Five More Rockets Hit Southern Israel

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SDEROT, Israel - Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired five more Kassam rockets on southern Israel Friday.

Two rockets were aimed at the city of Sderot and three at other western Negev communities, one landing near a water reservoir and the other hitting a fence on a kibbutz.

No injuries or property damage was reported.

Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for the attacks.

IDF Boosts Alert Level

Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command notched up the alert level in the south, boosting security forces and reminding residents to stay alert.

Meanwhile, Israelis in southern Israel, who have lived in relative normalcy for the first five months of the temporary cease-fire with Hamas, are readjusting to life under the threat of daily rocket and mortar shell attacks.

"Everything is back. The fears are back," a father of four told YNet news.

"The older ones are trying to be strong, but the young girls took it harder," he said. "After the lull was violated and a rocket landed in our kibbutz, it took my nine year old a long time to overcome the anxiety," he said.

"There is no control over the fear; it doesn't work like that," he said.

The Ashkelon PTA organized a partial strike Friday morning, delaying the school day until 10:00 a.m. in protest of the government's failure to act in light of renewed rocket attacks.

Source: YNet news

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