Israeli town bombed by Katyusha rocket launched from Gaza Strip
Palestinian gunners on Sunday fired a Katyusha rocket from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel, police said. According to Haaretz, the rocket, identified as a Grad-type Katyusha, landed in the area of Netivot town.
The Popular Resistance Committees armed wing claimed responsibility for the attack, which coincided with a number of mortar attacks against southern Israel on Sunday. There were no damage or injuries caused.
Netivot is located 11 kilometers from the Gaza border, Israel Radio reported.
The Russian-invented Katyusha has a longer range than the more makeshift Qassam rocket that has been fired by the thousands at southern towns and villages. According to Israeli sources, Palestinians fired a Katyusha at the southern Israel city of Ashkelon a year ago.