NETIVOT (JWN and agencies)—Palestinian terrorists fired four Russian-made Grad rockets at the southern Israeli town of Netivot on Tuesday night, but two were intercepted before they could hit the town.
As air raid sirens wailed, sending residents for cover, the terrorists again violated the cease-fire by launching four of the deadly missiles at the town. The Iron Dome radar system detected the launch and determined that the trajectories of two of the rockets would cause them to hit open fields outside the town.
The other two missiles were tracked approaching Netivot and were blown out of the sky.
It was the second cease-fire violation this week. On Tuesday morning, a Kassam rocket exploded in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council area, damaging several buildings but causing no casualties.
Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza fired more than 150 rockets at populated areas of southern Israel last week, before Egypt brokered a shaky cease-fire.
Israel reserves the right of self-defense and will attack any terrorists it discovers planning to fire missiles at its civilian population. As the policy was voiced by a senior IDF officer: Quiet will be met by quiet; fire will be met by fire.