Militants fire 2 rockets into Israel

2012-03-03 13:15

Jerusalem - Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets into southern Israel overnight without causing casualties or damage, a police spokesperson said on Saturday.

"Two rockets were fired last night from the Gaza Strip and crashed into an uninhabited sector of Eshkol district without causing casualties," Luba Samri told AFP.

Since the start of the year, militants in Hamas-controlled Gaza have fired more than 50 rockets at southern Israel, army statistics show. No casualties have been reported in the attacks.

Hamas, which rules the territory, has maintained a tacit truce with Israel, but other armed Palestinian groups regularly fire rockets across the border, usually sparking air strikes in response.

  • Dirk - 2012-03-03 13:55

    Shame, these innocent and cuddly little Philistines were only having some fun with fire works when some evil conspiritor launched it into Israel and now they will be wrongly blamed and the terrible barbarians from the IDF will have the audacity to defend themselves.

      Pierre - 2012-03-04 08:20

      Great, for once you are talking sence :-)

  • Jaba - 2012-03-03 15:54

    "Since the start of the year, militants in Hamas-controlled Gaza have fired more than 50 rockets at southern Israel" that's like one a day... ask why they are firing these rockets and no one in Gaza (civilian) will be able to answer that question! why? because Israel left Gaza in 2006. you see the people of Gaza don't know this but Hamas is firing rockets in order to induce Israel to a war - a war that the religious fundamentalists need in order to prove to themselves that "their God" loves them too... very sad but true, problem is they will carry on losing wars... and lives.

      phathuchicos - 2012-03-03 16:16

      do you live in Israel?

      Diaan - 2012-03-03 19:34

      No Azanian he does not but unlike you, he is educated, can read, and he does not see everything through his communist tinted glasses like you. The Israeliā€™s is very tolerant towards this menace. It is well known that Israel has some of the best drones in the world. If I were the Israeli minister of defense I would have had Gaza 24 hours under drone surveillance, and every time Hamaz fires a rocket I would FLATTEN the one squire kilometer from which the rocket was fired immediately. That is tit for tat . Unfortunately Im not the Isreali minister of defence and they are a very peacefull peaceloving people that want to just go on with their lives without bein threatened on a dayly basis that they are going to be wiped of the face of the earth

      Pierre - 2012-03-04 08:21

      Diaan how are your NP tinted glasses holding out? Still good after 17 years?

  • James - 2012-03-03 16:37

    We in the States fire the same rockets on the 4th of July.

      Fred - 2012-03-03 18:32


  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-03 16:40

    I believe expencieve rockets couldn't just cross thick tall cement walls for nothing...why can't Israel withdraw its arrogant military abusing innocent civilians from other people's terriotory and watch if they are going to send misiles again, then if they do...well I will drop my case against they israelis...

      Anneck - 2012-03-03 17:52

      @the Azanian: how about asking Hamas where they get the money for all their guns and rockets, and why they don't spend that money on looking after their own people!

      Fred - 2012-03-03 19:12

      The Israelites have been in the area a along as the other tribes. This is recorded fact. Unfortunately you've bought the lie that the brutal unelected dictators in the Middle East have been selling, in their futile attempts to hold onto illegitimate power. Ask yourself why these dictators have not given the Palestinians the few neighborhoods they need form the vast areas of land they control, but instead choose to arm them and incite them to violence? Remember the Bantustans? Ask your parents. They'll remember how the Apartheid regime armed them to act as a bulwark against the legitimate human rights demands of the majority of South Africans.

      nathanacohen - 2012-03-03 19:32

      U are a retard! Dont u remember Israel withdrawing from Gaza just a few years ago? Following that rockets firing increased not decreased... So will you drop your case a against Israel?

      Fred - 2012-03-04 18:05

      Fidel and Patrick the penny hasn't dropped for you yet, that you're doing the dirty work of the unelected dictators of the Middle East, and that you're actually harming the Palestinians. It might never drop.

  • nathanacohen - 2012-03-04 01:00

    Under apartheid blacks coulreds and indians could not vote - in Israel Arabs can vote Window dressing positions? I think not...the judge that sentenced ex-president Moshe Katzav to jail for rape was ARAB When you claim apartheid you cant pick and choose along which lines to separate prejudice...being free to practice whatever religion poeple want, to be have whatever sexual preference they want is vital in any democracy! Israel is truely democratic - total opposite to apartheid Read up? How about live in Israel you ignorant fool...i have not just been there but spent a large part of my life there and i can guarantee you that by and large people live side by side in harmony. More than can be said for our "democracy" in South Africa! Israel has a right to defend herself, she has a right to keep strong borders, she has a right to screen what gets sent to a land controlled by terrorists, (hamas recognised terrorist organisation), she has a right not to let certain people into her borders just like any sovereign state does. Of course not everything Israel does is perfect but faced with similar difficulties you will not find any country in history that is doing a better job! That you can even say the Israeli defence force take great joy in killing Palestinians shows your blantant ignorance! the IDF sanctifies every life and goes through great pains more than any of the "great" armies of the world to limit civilian casualties.

      Dirk - 2012-03-04 04:41

      They could vote, albeit restricted and qualified. Keep perspective. At the time of apartheid, more than half of the world, areas under communism and most of Africa, had no vote at all.Those are realities which are very conveniently overlooked.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 07:40

      It's not a fact at all Patrick. To you, with your pseudo-victimhood lenses it certainly can appear that way. Hey, to you the real oppressors, the violent, brutal, UNELECTED autocrats are the angels being victimized by the big bad so-called West and Israel. Somehow you manage to factor these aspects out. Unfortunately you've allowed yourself to be taken in by the manipulations of the brutal dictators in the region, who use the Palestinians to distract their populations from their disenfranchised state, and to hold onto power. Ask yourself why these dictators have not given the Palestinians the few neighborhoods the Palestinians need, from the vast land these dictators have at their disposal, but instead choose to funnel arms to the Palestinians and incite them to violence. It's so obvious. Yet somehow to you Israel, whose existence is threatened almost daily by these regimes, is the oppressor. Strange, but consistent with your other faulty beliefs. When the dictators are gone, and that should be soon, the Palestinians will be free and have their much needed homeland. And there'll be greater peace in the region.

  • nathanacohen - 2012-03-04 01:04

    Maybe you should focus your hatred on those who use children the sick and elderly as human shields. Your views show ure bias, i know that what i have written here will not influence you. Ure simple and closed mind is made up and sadly there is nothing that can be done. I just plead that others reading this will have their eyes opened. There are always 2 sides to every story. Trolls like @patrick give a hideously skewed version. Its continually amazes me how the most free society gets blamed for all thats wrong in the middle east while the atrocities in its border states namely Syria, Egypt, Palestinian terrotories, yemen etc go unnoticed. Please open your eyes to this media bias. Dont Become like @patrick!

      Dirk - 2012-03-04 07:37

      Dream on sonny! God bless Israel. The arabs, like the ANC regime, will destroy themselves. They are compulsive thieves, murderers and corrupt kleptomaniacs. The Palestinian Authority is regarded the most corrupt in the world, and that says a lot for someone who is familiar with Africa.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 07:46

      It's a VERY faulty opinion. The Israelites have been in the area as long as the other tribes. Thousands of years. This is recorded fact. The Israeli defense force listed as a terrorist organization by the US and UN. Yeah right. Still spewing-da-garbage. The change that is happening RIGHT NOW is the violent, UNELECTED dictators who have been in power for decades are being deposed one by one by their populations. These dictators are abusing the Palestinians, which is completely lost on you. Note that they have been in power about the same amount of time as the Israeli-Palestinain conflict. Hello! See the connection? Once they're gone, the Palestinians will be free. They'll have their homeland, and there will be greater peace in the region. This will probably all be lost to you, unless YOU change your faulty beliefs.

      Dirk - 2012-03-04 09:52

      Logic? LOL There was none!

  • Madluphuthu - 2012-03-04 07:46

    But we know what happened from the days of old. The palestinians are actually Phillistines who were waging war with the sons and daughters of Abraham for years. These were nomads and did not have a permanent territory. the sons and daughters of Abraham were evicted from thier land by the roman empire and nebuchadnezzer's army. it belongs to them as well. Shut up if you do not know what you are talking about. that land has a long history.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 08:11

      There's certainly truth in what you're saying. The Israelites have been in the area as long as the other tribes. Yet the UNELECTED dictators in the region change this fact, and conveniently make out like they're just arrived.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 08:12

      And uninformed people like Fidel and Patrick buy the lie hook-line-and-sinker.

      Fidel - 2012-03-04 12:04

      Ashkenazis aren't Israelis of biblical times.

      Anneck - 2012-03-04 12:55

      @Madluphuthu, I have some very interesting material on just how Israel came into existence and why, and how this whole conflict developed since the beginning of the 20th century.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 18:19

      Fidel, you're talking absolute nonsense again. The Ashkenazis share the same lineage as there Sephardic Jews. They trace their heritage to Abraham, like all Jews.

  • Anneck - 2012-03-04 11:41

    All this is driven by jealousy! Pure and simple; the Palestinians are jealous. Israel exists whether you like it or not. Palestine doesn't! Proof? Take out your world maps.

      Fidel - 2012-03-04 12:05

      Funny that you say that, who has been "wiped off from the face of the world"?

      Anneck - 2012-03-04 12:48

      @fidel, you talking about a Palestine that never existed in the first place? The same land that was uninhabited over 100 years ago? Land bought legally by Jewish settlers fleeing persecution in Europe?

      Fidel - 2012-03-04 13:30

      "Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist. Not only do the books not exist, the Arab villages are not there either. Nahlal arose in the place of Mahlul; Kibbutz Gvat in the place of Jibta; Kibbutz Sarid in the place of Huneifis; and Kefar Yehushua in the place of Tal al-Shuman. There is not a single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population." -- Moshe Dayan, April 1969, Ha'aretz Either your thinking is muddled or you have written this with the intention of deliberately deceiving readers.

      Madluphuthu - 2012-03-04 13:32

      but Anneck the problem I have with people is that they forget that Israel is not a twentieth century nation. It existed years ago and the people were evicted from their land by the romans. so let us not talk as if the jews are aliens from mass. that is their land as well.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 18:09

      None of the UNELECTED dictators of the Middle East want it there. Ever really think why? Ever really think why they haven't given the Palestinians the few neighborhoods they need for their homeland, from the vast so-called Arab lands, but choose to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars worth of arms to them instead, and incite them to violence?

  • Madluphuthu - 2012-03-04 13:29

    and who is deleting my post at news 24? You people sober up you want people to speak what you want to hear!

      Anneck - 2012-03-04 14:17

      @Fidel, who is Mosh Dayan? An Arab no doubt you have chosen to believe? @Madluphuthu, that is exactly what I am saying: Israel came into development as early as the late 19th century. Two cut a 5 page essay short, these lands were dry, desolate and uninhabited, and the majority of the population in that area were either Christian or Jewish living in the Cities and towns. The Jews fled persecution into these uninhabited lands that were owned at the time by Turkish 'Efendi". It was from these Turkish landlords that the Jews bought these lands from. They Jews made all the land fertile, Muslims moved into the area to seek jobs from the Jews. The Muslim clerics in Jerusalem became jealous that the Jews became so successful, they stirred the Muslims workers into crying out the Jews "stole our family lands!"

      Fidel - 2012-03-04 14:28

      You are capable of accessing this article, and responding to it, which leads me to think you are capable of doing some googling and learning a bit about the history of Moshe Dayan. Hell you could even go to your local library and read some books on the matter! This is the kind of monstrous, barefaced lying of which only zionists are capable of!

      Anneck - 2012-03-04 15:35

      @Patrick, no I have no idea who Dayan is, and I don't need to know. Therefore, I have not shot myself in the foot at all.

      Fidel - 2012-03-04 18:05

      I admire you patience Patrick. You should allow imbeciles like this Anneck to continue to display their ignorance on intl news sites. You're under no obligation to educate these fools. You should just let the peanut gallery continue to make factual errors.

      Fred - 2012-03-04 18:13

      Anneck, the reason why Moshe Dayan is a thorn in Patrick's side is that he was part of the Israeli military when the unelected dictators of the Middle East invaded Israel in the 1960's and got their asses kicked ... twice. To Patrick and others like Fidel and Michael, the invaders were the victims and Moshe Dayan a victimizer. :)

      Fred - 2012-03-04 18:50

      Patrick, I can think of any number of more reliable sources than you. Anneck only has to go through the litany of unbelievably wrong and plain umb thoughts you've expressed on this site to understand this.

  • Bram - 2012-03-10 10:08

    Hi, Fidel Moshe Dayan actually said: "We came to a region of land that was inhabited by Arabs, and we set up a Jewish state. In a considerable number of places, WE PURCHASED THE LAND FROM THE ARABS and set up Jewish villages where there had once been Arab villages. You don't even know the names [of the previous Arab villages] and I don't blame you, because those geography books aren't around anymore. Not only the books, the villages aren't around. Nahalal was established in the place of Mahalul, and Gvat was established in the place of Jibta, Sarid in the place of Huneifis and Kfar Yehoshua in the place of Tel Shaman. There isn't any place that was established in an area where there had not at one time been an Arab settlement." Please don't use misquotes. You only make yourself look like more of a fool than you really are.

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