Palestinian Rocket Fire Continues

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CBNNews.com - WESTERN NEGEV, Israel - Palestinian terrorists fired a 10-shell mortar barrage on IDF(Israel Defense Forces) troops near the Kissufim crossing with the Gaza Strip around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Unconfirmed reports said the barrage came after troops opened fire at a Palestinian gunman attempting to approach the border fence.

The mortars exploded in open areas without injuring anyone or damaging property.

On Thursday afternoon, four Palestinians trying to plant a bomb along the fence fled when IDF troops approached them.

Thursday evening about 6:00 p.m, a Kassam hit near Sderot, followed two hours later by a couple more, again without injuries or property damage.

The IDF has been responding to the attacks by targeting smuggling tunnels along the Philadelphi Corridor between the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian Sinai.

On Thursday, the IAF (Israel Air Force) destroyed six arms smuggling tunnels along the route in three air strikes.

The "large secondary explosions" that came after the strikes proved "the presence of weapons and munitions," the IDF reported.

Air strikes also targeted Hamas outposts and active rocket launching pads.

Since the end of Israel's three-week military operation in the Gaza Strip a month ago, Palestinians have fired more than 50 rockets, missiles and mortar shells on southern Israel.

Notwithstanding rocket fire, attempts to plant explosive devices along the border and sniper fire, Israel delivered 400,000 liters of fuel and 130 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Gazans on Thursday, the IDF's Spokesman's Office reported.

Source: YNet news

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