Thursday, 26 December 2013

Resistance fighters fire rockets, more airstrikes hit Gaza

The Israel Air Force struck two targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire on southern Israel on Thursday. The targets struck were a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza and a weapons storage site in the North of the Strip.

The IDF said the targets were struck accurately, adding that all planes returned to base safely.

Palestinians fired a rocket at southern Israel on Thursday evening activating Code Red sirens in the Hof Asheklon Regional Council for the second time in 24 hours.

The rocket landed in a field and there were no injuries or damages more

Islamic Jihad: 1,400 Gaza ceasefire violations since 2012

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israel has violated a November ceasefire with Gaza over 1,400 times since December 2012, a spokesman for the military wing of Islamic Jihad said Wednesday.

Al-Quds Brigades spokesman Abu Ahmad told Ma’an that the killing of a child on Tuesday marked the biggest violation of a truce since Egypt brokered an agreement to end a week-long assault on Gaza last year.

Abu Ahmad said that the militant group did not want to end the ceasefire because "it benefits our people" under present regional circumstances "but we will not keep it forever."

He added that the ceasefire must be reciprocal and mutual but he accused Israel of wanting to end it. more