Rocket strikes near Ashkelon (TIMES OF ISRAEL) By GEORGE POTTER 06/18/12)
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A rocket struck an open area near the coastal city of Ashkelon Sunday
No injuries or damage were reported after the rocket hit the Hof
Ashkelon and its surrounding area periodically come under rocket
attack from the Gaza Strip.
Tensions in the south ramped up over the weekend after two rockets
were fired from Sinai into southern Israel. Sunday saw three mortar
shells fired from Gaza at Israeli troops patrolling in the area.
On Monday morning, a construction crew on its way to work on the
border fence between Israel and Egypt was attacked by terrorists
firing antitank missiles and rocket propelled grenades, killing one
Israel has responded to the attacks with air force sorties against
targets in Gaza.
Security officials believe the uptick in violence may be tied to
Egyptian elections or Gaza terror networks. (© 2012 THE TIMES OF
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