Three mortar rockets fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel on erev Shabbos, 11 Teves, compelling residents to once again run for cover. The attack came during an event marking the 24th birthday of IDF Sgt. Oren Shachor HY”D, one of two soldiers killed in Gaza fighting in the summer of 2014 and his body was grabbed by terrorists, and being held in the hope of negotiating the release of terrorists imprisoned in Israel.
Terrorists are also holding the body of Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D, killed in the same battle as Oren.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel’s ‘Meet the Press’ program on motzei Shabbos the rockets which landed in Israel were manufactured by Iran and given to terrorists in Gaza for use in attacks against Israel.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)