Hamas rocket hits distant Beersheva for the first time since 2014

A rocket fired from Gaza hit near Beersheva, a city located about 40 km away, for the first time since Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

By: World Israel News Staff 

For the first time since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, a rocket from Gaza reached Beersheva on Thursday.

The rocket fell in an open area on the outskirts of the largest city in southern Israel and caused no damage.

The mayor of Beersheva, Ruvik Danilovich, told Kan public broadcasting that the situation was unacceptable. “No country in the world would tolerate such a deterioration of security and a constant threat to their citizens,” he said.

“It is impossible to accept what is happening. It is legitimate that a nation undertakes negotiations,” Danilovich said, referring to a much-talked-about arrangement with Hamas-controlled Hamas.

“But there must be red lines.”