Monday, 17 January 2011

Rocket hits Israel despite Hamas negotiated truce as IDF killings continue

Hamas's attempt to rein in rocket fire into Israel doesn't seem to have been very successful as a rocket struck the Negev desert this morning. If Israel keeps killing Palestinians it's going to be hard to stop retaliation. Maan agency reports a Gazan man shot on the border this morning. No news on his condititon as yet
A rocket fired by militants in Gaza landed in southern Israel early on Monday, in the first incidence of firing since armed Palestinian groups there agreed to observe a truce last week.

The projectile, a home-built Qassam rocket, caused no injuries or damage when it landed in the Shaar HaNegev regional council which flanks Gaza's northeastern border.

Last Wednesday, Gaza's main militant factions agreed to observe a period of calm after weeks of increased rocketfire and rising tensions along the border which prompted a warning from Arab leaders that they were risking a major new Israeli invasion. more