Terror Rocket Barrage: Four Hurt, One Seriously (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 06/19/12)
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Four people were hurt, one of them seriously, in a terror rocket
strike on the Hof Ashkelon Local Authority Tuesday night. The Maariv
website says the injured Israelis are Border Policemen, and that the
seriously injured man is an officer.
Forty-four terrorist rockets slammed into southern Israel between
midnight and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Most rockets were of the short range
Kassam type but three Grad Katyushas were fired at Netivot.
No casualties were reported but the incessant rocket fire has placed
hundreds of thousands of Israeli under siege since yesterday.
The IAF has carried out three strikes on terror targets in Gaza in
the last 24 hours, killing at least six terrorists. An IAF strike
Tuesday afternoon severely injured a man who was on a motorcycle,
Gaza sources said.
Hamas has taken responsibility for the rocket fire at the Negev. It
said it was trying to hit the IDF´s Zikim base, and that the rockets
were a response to IAF strikes last night. No Israeli casualties have
been reported but thousands of residents have been forced to spend
the day in shelters.
The two terrorists who infiltrated Israel Monday were a Saudi citizen
and an Egyptian belonging to a hitherto unknown group called the
Shura Council of the Mujahedeen at Al Quds, Associated Press
reported. The two appear in a video made public by the group in which
they can be seen reading their final wills before launching the
In a leaflet published along with the video, the group dedicates the
attack to the Al Aqsa Mosque, Arab terror prisoners held in Israel,
and Osama bin Laden.
The terrorists killed one person before being killed themselves.
The prospect of missile attacks on major Israeli cities seemed
outlandish before the 2005 Disengagement from Gaza, but Israel has
since grown used to such attacks. The government did not declare
anything resembling a state of emergency Tuesday and the prime
minister found time to doodle. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/19/12)
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