Thursday, March 13, 2014

Israel And Gaza Militants Trade Fire

Israeli onlookers survey the damage caused by a rocket which was fired from the Gaza Strip and landed in the southern Israeli town of Sderot March 12, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Ilan Assayag

Israel Fires On 29 'Terror Sites' After Rockets From Gaza Hit Populated Areas -- CNN

(CNN) -- Israel responded with heavy fire after five rockets from Gaza landed Wednesday in populated areas of southern Israel, marking "the most substantial attack" in two years against the country, the Israeli military said.

The military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, called the Al-Quds Brigade, claimed responsibility for firing dozens of missiles on what it called "Israeli settlements."

In response, Israel launched airstrikes on three areas in Gaza -- Rafah, Khan Younis and Jabalia -- that are believed to belong to Islamic Jihad, according to security sources in Gaza. A Hamas spokesman texted CNN to say they counted six airstrikes, but claimed they were against bases that were empty.

In all, the Israeli military targeted "29 terror sites" in Gaza, the military said on its Twitter page.

"Direct hits were confirmed," the military tweeted.

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More News On Israel - Gaza Militants Exchanging Fire

Israeli planes hit Gaza in response to rocket strikes -- BBC
Israeli warplanes strike back over Gaza rocket salvo -- AFP
Israel bombs Gaza militants after intensive rocket fire -- Reuters
Gaza Militants Fire Rockets Over Israeli Border -- Wall Street Journal
IAF bombs Gaza targets after Islamic Jihad fires rocket barrage at South -- Jerusalem Post
Gaza rocket barrage prompts Israeli retaliation -- Deutsche Welle
Gaza militants fire dozens of rockets into Israel, no casualties reported in big barrage -- AP

2 comments:

Mattathias ben Johanan said...

Sounds like a pretty piss poor response to me, 29 empty buildings..
The sooner they grow some Russian balls to do something about the terrorist infrastructure that has built up in their South the better.

Mattathias ben Johanan said...

Islamic Jihad's new toy...
http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Islamic-Jihad-unviels-underground-rocket-launcher-used-to-target-Israel-345264