Saturday, June 23, 2012

23-Jun-12: Far from the attention of most people, the rocket barrages from Gaza keep being fired into southern Israel

From the Times of Israel:
Gaza-based terrorists fired 23 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, causing damage to a school and factory. The latest attacks bring the total number of rockets and other projectiles fired from the Strip to approximately 150 over the past six days... The majority of the rockets launched Saturday were aimed at the southern city of Sderot, but several landed in other parts of the Eshkol, Hof Ashkelon and Shaar Hanegev Regional Councils, which border the Strip. One of the rockets exploded in Sderot’s industrial zone, causing moderate-to-severe injuries to one man and damaging a factory. According to Magen David Adom paramedics who arrived at the scene, the 50-year-old man was hit in the neck by shrapnel from the explosion. Another rocket caused damage to a school in Sderot, but there were no reports of injuries. The school had been reinforced against rocket fire.
Ynet says:
Saturday afternoon, Hamas rulers in Gaza threatened to escalate fighting with Israel, following days of rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli counter strikes. "If the last rounds were not enough to deliver the message ... we are ready to crush the enemy and to curb its arrogance and to respond to aggression in a strong way," the group military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said in a statement released Saturday afternoon.
It's now 9:20 pm and two more rockets were fired into the Eshkol region in the last twenty minutes. And we're hearing reports of exceptionally loud explosions in both Ashdod and Ashkelon in the last few minutes

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