Calm in south breached as rocket lands in city. Color Red alert fails to sound, IDF said system turned off to avoid false alarms
Ilana Curiel Published: 12.31.09, 21:43 / Israel News
A rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in the southern city of Netivot Thursday night.
No injuries or damage were reported. The Color Red alert did not sound ahead of the launch.
At around 9:25 pm two rocket launchings emanating from the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza were detected, but apparently only one rocket landed, in an open area.
"The siren did not sound, and suddenly we heard two booms. It took us back two years – to the war," one resident told Ynet.
Netivot City Council member Ron Stern told Ynet that reports of a rocket launching were received through the municipality's pagers, but "the rest of the city's residents who do not own p
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