Two Grad rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel. One rocket exploded in Ashkelon Coast Regional Council and the second one exploded in Palestinian territory near the Gaza security fence.
In a separate incident, an explosive device detonated near an IDF force near the border fence in the Gaza Strip. Four additional devices were detected on the fence and were dismantled by security forces. No injuries were reported.
Today’s events come on the heels of recent threats from Hamas. Yesterday, Hamas leader Ismail al-Ashkar said that Hamas is focused on kidnapping IDF soldiers in the near future. Sadly, these terror tactics haven’t changed much from the past. On the grounds of the International Red Cross Headquarters, al-Ashkar stated that kidnapping additional IDF soldiers and Israeli families (which he referred to as “settlers”) will put pressure on Israel to release Palestinian prisoners.
On the Northern border, Syrian President Bashar Assad warned that if NATO attacks Syria, Syria will promptly attack Tel Aviv. “If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than 6 hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv.” Assad’s statements were made during a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmad Davutoglu.
Act for Israel condemns all terror tactics mentioned by leaders of foreign governments as well as defacto leaders of Gaza, Hamas, to incite harm against Israelis. We ask that you condemn these “leaders” as well.