Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Palestinian Rocket Barrage Wounds Ten in Israel - Mijal Grinberg
At least 10 people were hurt Tuesday when Palestinians in Gaza launched a barrage of Kassam rockets and mortar shells at Israel. Lior Ben-Shimol, 5, was at a neighbor's house playing. Her father, Yaron Ben-Shimol, said: "I heard an explosion and saw a rocket had hit the neighbor's house. I ran to the neighbor's house and saw my daughter come to me drenched in blood." The Israel Defense Forces Tuesday counted 50 Kassam rockets and 30 mortar shells fired from Gaza. In addition, a Grad Katyusha rocket was found near a residential area in Ashkelon.

In Sderot, the Red Alert siren was sounded 14 times. Time and again, local residents scrambled for cover. Toward nightfall, a rocket hit a power line and the city's residents remained in the dark until it was fixed. "The center treating people for shock remained open thanks to a generator," said Dr. Adrianna Katz. "We treated 20 people Tuesday." (Ha'aretz)

See also Palestinian Rockets Rain Down on Ashkelon and Sderot
Palestinians in Gaza fired at least 28 rockets at Israel Wednesday morning, including 11 at Ashkelon and 12 at Sderot. Hamas claimed responsibility for the killing of an Ecuadorian volunteer on a kibbutz near Gaza by a Palestinian sniper on Tuesday. (
Jerusalem Post)

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