Two times in 30 minutes the Red Alert siren sounded in Israel’s south on Wednesday evening. The first time the siren sounded it was in the area of the Eshkol Regional Council, an area that includes the city of Sderot. An IDF spokesperson reported that a rocket was indeed fired from Gaza at Israel. “The rocket landed in an open area and was not inside an inhabited area. There was no damage or injuries reported,” the statement concluded.
The second siren went off just after 9:30 p.m. That incident is still under investigation as of the time this article was written.
Earlier in the day, two mortar shells were fired from Gaza and were aimed at Israel but they landed in Palestinian territory. With regard to that incident the IDF Spokesperson’s Office said that it was an incident that occurred inside Gaza and does not affect Israel.”
🚨INITIAL REPORT: Sirens sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council. Details to follow. pic.twitter.com/7EHau8Bh5Y
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) February 6, 2019
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)