Thursday, March 15, 2012

Aircraft 'open fire' west of Gaza City

GAZA CITY (MA’an) -- Israeli helicopters opened fire toward farmland in the Sheikh Ajlen area west of Gaza City late Thursday, witnesses said.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli military spokeswoman did not immediately return calls.

The witness reports came after several rockets Israeli news reports said several rockets were fired toward the western Negev.

A Grad rocket was intercepted by a nearby "Iron Dome" battery, and another rocket landed in an open area in the Eshkol regional council outside Hof Ashkelon, Israel's Ynet news service reported.

There were no reports of injury or damage.
Maan News Agency

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