Jerusalem – A missile was fired Sunday at Sderot by Palestinians in Gaza into an open area inside the city, causing a fire to break out in a thorn field. A man, a woman and a child went into shock and were taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
Israeli security officials assessed that this was not an escalation but rather an isolated incident, while telling the Israeli media that if it should become apparent that this was not the case-the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) would act accordingly.
It should be noted that last Thursday a bomb was detonated for the first time in several months against an IDF force patrolling close to the border fence in Gaza.
None of the soldiers on patrol near Gaza were injured, but damage was caused to the fence.
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