Rocket fired from Gaza lands near Ashkelon

llustrative photo of two Kassam rockets heading toward Israel shortly after they are fired by Palestinians in Gaza. (photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash90/File)

At least one rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in southern Israel Saturday night, moments after sirens signaling incoming missiles sounded off in Ashkelon and the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

The rocket landed in an open area near Ashkelon where residents reported hearing at least one explosion.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage…

…Military sources said they were concerned that a Salafi terror group affiliated with Islamic State was threatening to fire on Israel amid a dispute with Hamas which has arrested some of its operatives.

  • Jay Currie

    I was reading some where that the principal difference between IS and Hamas lies in the fact Hamas sees war as a means of re-enforcing its “Palis are victims” narrative and therefore tries hard no to hit Israel too hard in hopes of provoking a “disproportionate” response. IS, on the other hand wants to appear as victors not victims. They know that not even the Euros are dumb enough to think that IS are victims of anything.

    Tactically I think IS is smarter, strategically it is a toss up so long as Obama is in the White House.

    • Frau Katze

      Indeed, IS definitely does NOT want itself to be portrayed as a victim. Good point.

    • Minicapt

      Hamas depends on international payoffs which are based on victimhood. ISIS has yet to access the refugee financial market.