Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel

2012-10-08 10:03

Gaza - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched rockets at southern Israel on Monday in what they said was a response to an air strike that wounded two militants and eight bystanders on Sunday.

The armed wing of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist faction that controls the Gaza Strip, said it was involved in the attack together with members of the Islamic Jihad militant group.

Hamas has not acknowledged launching rockets and mortars at Israel since June.

An Israeli military spokesperson confirmed that some rockets had landed in areas close to the border with the Gaza Strip. There were no reports of casualties or damage, she said.

Gaza hospital officials said one militant thought to have been involved in the rocket attack had been wounded as a result of an Israeli response with tank fire east of the town of Rafah.

Residents of the town of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip also said an Israeli tank fired at the area from which the rockets were thought to have been launched, causing minor injuries to four children and damage to a mosque minaret and a water tower.

Sunday's air strike was aimed at two militants, one of whom was critically wounded, as was one of the bystanders.

  • theodor.herzl.3 - 2012-10-08 10:51

    Here's the truth - Monday, Oct. 8, shortly after Palestinians loosed a barrage of 55 missiles and mortar shells on the Eshkol district did Israel attack. Source - The difference - the palestinians launch their attacks against israeli civilians and Israel against the attackers (avoiding civilian casualties).

  • theodor.herzl.3 - 2012-10-08 10:54

    O yes, and these palestinian attackers hide behind woman end children when launching their attacks, increasing the changes of unwanted injuries and deaths. Lastly, this article is void of FACTS, and saturated with one sided statements - NO CHILDREN IS INJURED - you know they keep saying this to play on the emotions of the readers...shame

      nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-10-08 11:21

      I must say is saturated with one sided statments - its a propaganda site, owned by the IDF in all probability!

  • derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-10-08 12:54

    Theodor - still making excuses for this Apartheid state, shame on you.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-08 19:38

      Patrick, """The two tossers Anthony and Fred speak with nothing to offer but CRAP. Both enjoying having a USA dildo stuck up their behinds, climaxing every 5 minutes whilst jerking themselves off.""" Patrick 05 Oct 2012 I demand an unconditional apology to Fred and myself for posting this dispicable filth, otherwise, I will hunt you on these sites, untill you do !!!!!!

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-10-08 14:02

    Just nuke the whole area then no one can live there.

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