Rocket lands in Ashkelon as Israel bolsters forces in south

[ 05/10/2011 – 10:58 AM ]

NAZARETH, (PIC)– A rocket-propelled grenade landed Tuesday evening in the coastal city of Ashkelon in the 1948-occupied territories as Israel has decided to boost troops in the southern 1948-occupied territories.

The grenade was fired from the Gaza Strip, Israeli Radio said. It landed in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council area in the city without report of injuries or damages.

Separately, an Israeli military force encountered an explosive device during a routine exercise along the security fence in central Gaza Strip, Israeli Radio said, adding that there were no injuries or damage in the incident.

Israeli troops discovered four more explosive devices in the same area, the news outlet reported, adding that the devices have been safely detonated.

This comes as senior Israeli military personnel have decided to increase the days of service of the army’s reserve troops, as a result of the “unstable security conditions in the region”.

The army is planning on bolstering its forces in the southern 1948-occupied territories after the Eilat attack that killed seven Israelis, mostly soldiers.

The occupation army has doubled reserve troops along the border with Egypt.


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