Escalation on The Israel-Gaza Border Enters its Third Day
On Monday 12th November, according to Haaretz Israeli newspaper, escalation on the Israel-Gaza border entered its third day, when a rocket fired by Palestinian militants exploded in the yard of a house in the southern Israeli city of Netivot.
Israeli sources reported that there were no casualties, although dozens of people were suffering from shock after the incident. Three houses were damaged by shrapnel.
Palestinian media sources said that the rocket was fired in response to Israeli aircraft missiles that was fired Sunday 11th November, on Gaza Strip and killed five Palestinians.
Rocket fire continued despite the efforts of Egyptian intelligence officials to mediate between Israel and Hamas to reach a truce that would put an end to the cross-border escalation.
According to Haaretz, Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, said on Sunday that Israel a broader operation be needed in response to the Palestinian attack.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier also said that the IOF will respond aggressively to any attacks carried out by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.