Sunday, August 26, 2012

Two factories damaged as Gaza rockets hit Israel

Two factories damaged as Gaza rockets hit Israel
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Three rockets fired by Gaza militants hit southern Israel on Sunday, damaging two factories in the border town of Sderot but without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said.
"Two rockets hit two factories in the industrial zone in Sderot, while a third exploded in a nearby field," a spokeswoman said, referring to a town of 24,000 people which lies less than a kilometre (half a mile) from the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
No one was injured but two people were treated for shock, she added.
Tensions regularly flare along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into the Jewish state and the Israeli military launching retaliatory air strikes on the Palestinian territory.
The last major flare-up was in June when militants fired more than 150 rockets at southern Israel, wounding five people, and Israel hit back with air strikes which killed 15 Palestinians.

(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)