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3 hurt as Gaza rocket hits Ashdod

2011-08-20 09:30

Jerusalem - Three people were injured, two seriously, when rockets fired by militants in Gaza slammed into the coastal town of Ashdod in southern Israel early on Saturday, police said.

"One rocket hit a house, causing damage but no casualties," police spokesperson Luba Samri told AFP.

"The second fell on open ground, among sand dunes, where it wounded three people, Palestinians staying in Israel illegally, injuring two seriously and one moderately," she said.

The rocket attacks came after a string of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Friday killed seven Palestinians, a day after eight Israelis were killed by suspected Islamist militants near the Egyptian border.

Comments
  • Anneck - 2011-08-20 10:19

    Will the world condemn the actions of these militants? Or are we going to wait for Israel to respond until condemnations come rolling in???

      rodneyrittmann - 2011-08-20 10:43

      The UN has already refused to condem this (and all incidents committed against Israel since Thursday) as terror attacks because it is Lebanon's turn to sit on the security council. They vetoed the wording of the report that stated the events were acts of terror. But no sooner had our forces entered Gaza when the UN was called upon to "stop the aggression of the Israeli forces". Trust me, in a few days the initial act of Palestinian terror will be forgotten and we will be "committing war crimes".

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-20 10:56

      Isn't that how it usually goes? The arabs have prob learned they can't win against Israel with normal fighting, so now they try all this backhanded farking bullshait.

      Anneck - 2011-08-20 11:06

      It's simple: All Israel want is to be left alone. They want peace as much as everyone else does. But does the whole world just expect them to sit back and watch as Palestinean militants keep firing rockets at them? It is like having the next door neighbour's kids throwing stones at your dog from the other side of the wall. You ask your neighbour to discipline his kids for doing so but he does absolutely nothing, and the stone throwing continues!

      raddai - 2011-08-20 11:11

      That's exactly how we feel. Too bad most of the world do not see it as you do.

  • Scrutineer - 2011-08-20 14:43

    "The second fell on open ground, among sand dunes, where it wounded three people, Palestinians staying in Israel illegally, injuring two seriously and one moderately." Palestinians attacking Israel with rockets, but eventually hitting their own. Now let's see if any Muslims will condemn this attack. Come on Muslims! Will you condemn this attack? You hit your own people, you know.

      Anneck - 2011-08-20 20:15

      It's not Muslims. It's terrorists that give Islam a bad image.

  • CTScientist - 2011-08-20 14:51

    Such senseless violence, and against those who are innocent.

  • meelo - 2011-08-20 16:16

    Anneck, yes Israel does want to be left alone but the manner in wich its done aint gon happen. "the oppresssed have become the oppressor"

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