Hamas Targets Jerusalem Again

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Air raid sirens sounded in Jerusalem again Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. Israeli time.

CBN News Jerusalem Bureau staff reported hearing an explosion seconds after the sirens stopped.

Palestinians fired two missiles at Jerusalem from the Gaza Strip, one landing outside the city between two Arab villages in Gush Etzion, triggering the sirens.

The second missile landed outside Hebron. There were no reports of injuries property damage.

Gush Etzion Mayor Davidi Pearl called on Israeli "decison-makers" to "step up the battle," not give in to international pressure to accept a ceasefire.

"Unfortunately during the last few days, the State of Israel has been under a vicious barrage of rocket attacks. In the last 24 hours, this attack has escalated, and it seems at the moment that a ceasefire would not be an appropriate Israeli response," Davidi said in a statement.

"Today, in the morning, hundreds of residents from the South arrive in Gush Etzion for a day of fun and have found themselves instead taking cover in the midst of these attacks," he continued.

"I call upon the decision-makers on both the political and military levels to take all the means necessary to step up the battle in order to return the quiet to the State of Israel and security to our residents," he concluded.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks, as it did last week, claiming it fired two M75 missiles with a 75-kilometer range.

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