Friday, March 14, 2014

130 "Rockets of Love" sent to Israel from Gaza, no serious injuries reported

"Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes."  Article 8 of the Hamas Charter.

From Al Arabia March 12

Salvo of rockets from Gaza strike southern Israel

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 130 rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. No immediate casualties were reported.

Israel’s advanced “Iron Dome” defense system intercepted at least three of the rockets, while the others fell in open areas, the military said earlier.

Wednesday’s barrage set off air-raid sirens in border communities of southern Israel.

In Gaza, the Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility. It says it fired more than 130 rockets to avenge the deaths of three members killed in an Israeli airstrike.

Police raised the level of alert in the south, saying the rockets struck along the length of Israel’s border with Gaza.

One hit near a public library in the town of Sderot, and another near a petrol station.

With heavy rain hampering the Israeli air force’s ability to conduct air strikes, the military said it had hit “two terror locations” in northern and southern Gaza with artillery fire, but there were no Palestinian reports of injuries, according to AFP.

“We have attacked two sites with artillery, with our tanks on the border with Gaza,” Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, the chief military spokesman, told journalists...

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