A missile fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Friday afternoon, breaking the ceasefire that was reached following Israel’s war with Hamas this past summer.

In breach of truce, a rocket hits southern Israel just one day after Hamas holds its largest military exercise since Operation Protective Edge.

“Color red” rocket warning sirens were sounded in communities in the Eshkol Regional Council area just outside of Gaza, and shortly thereafter it was reported that a rocket struck just outside a community in Eshkol; no wounds or damage were reported.

On Thursday there was a false alarm in Be’er Sheva, with rocket sirens sounding reportedly due to a technical malfunction.

The attack comes a day after Hamas held its largest military exercise since Operation Protective Edge on the ruins of two former Israeli villages – Dugit and Nissanit – in Gaza which were evacuated in the 2005 Disengagement plan, allowing Hamas to take over.

In reaction, former Deputy Defense Minister Danon stated, alluding to the EU decision to remove Hamas from its list of terror groups, that if anyone “doubted Hamas status as a terror group, they just received the answer now – with more rocket fire.”


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Source: Israel National News