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Child killed, 4 wounded in Israeli strike on donkey cart in Gaza
Gaza rocket lands in open area near Ashkelon
Published Saturday 05/04/2014 (updated) 06/04/2014 11:03
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli military said on Saturday evening that a rocket from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel, the fifth such attack since Thursday.

The rocket landed in an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel and caused no injuries, the Israeli military said in a statement.

Earlier rockets from Gaza also landed in open areas across southern Israel, causing no reported injuries or damage.

Although Hamas -- which runs the Gaza Strip -- and Israel have maintained a fragile ceasefire since Nov. 2012, militant groups in the besieged Palestinian coastal enclave frequently launch rockets into Israel.

The majority of these attacks, which primarily involve homemade projectiles, land harmlessly in open areas across southern Israel.

The most recent flare up came in mid-March, when militant groups fired dozens of rockets after Israeli forces reportedly killed six Palestinians -- including three near the border with Gaza -- in a twenty-four hour period.

Israeli forces responded with air strikes, but the ceasefire was soon re-activated with Egyptian intervention.

Israel has maintained a severe economic blockade on the Gaza Strip's 1.7 million residents since 2006.

The blockade has severely limited the imports and exports of the Gaza Strip and has led to frequent humanitarian crises and hardship for Gazans.
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1 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
05/04/2014 21:07
Yet another Hamas war crime. There is no peace process because the truth is that there is no peace within Palestine. Abbas does not speak for Gaza, and Gaza does not speak for the West Bank. Abbas says he can sign a peace treaty, but the reality is that he can't and settlements have nothing to do with it.

2 ) Mel / USA
06/04/2014 00:00
#1: Brain: Yaaawwnnnn!Borrrring!You should have been in the Brown-Shirt Hitler Youth?You have the same simian-set.The OCCUPATION of PALESTINE(war crime)since at least WW2,the INHUMANE collective punishment(war crime)blockade of 1.7 MILLION Gazan CIVILIANS&their resistance,& the ongoing Jewish-only gated-fortresses & their savage RAVSHATZ outpost-neanderthalson stolen land(war crime)are the WHOLE."to do with it".Fortunately,it's unsustainable & Israel is imploding!So,adios Zionism!Hello PALESTINE

3 ) Mel / USA
06/04/2014 14:41
p.s. Brain: On the topic of war crimes &human rights abuses &Ashkelon colony? During Israel's guided-weps military attack on Gaza(2012)& Gaza's CIVILIAN resistance(crude rockets),the white Russian Jewish "settlers"in Ashkelon,REFUSED to allow their black residents into bomb SHELTERS.One resident said,"I cannot be with them in the shelter,it's too unpleasant".Do you still think Israel's racism has "nothing to do with it"How's the concentration camp for non-Jewish Blacks coming,in the Negev?

4 ) ian / australia
07/04/2014 04:37
Scary. What is that? Concrete? Or dirt? Whatever it is, it's broken and SOMEONE'S gonna pay and pay DEARLY.

5 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
07/04/2014 07:40
So tell us, Mel. How many native tribes did you wipe out so you could have your house on occupied stolen land? How many slaves did your family own before being forced to give them up? Mel, your pathetic ramblings are just that - pathetic ramblings. You are probably the commander of the local militia in your state that still goes out to lynch darkies and chinks. Are you going to go back to Europe where you came from, Mel. Of course not, you are a happy victorious occupier. Might is right, huh?

6 ) Mel / USA
07/04/2014 20:23
#5:Brain:"darkies" and "chinks"? Really,well ,that reference just about sums up your mindset!
Well done Israel. You 'truely honor' your Holocaust dead,survivors,memories with these your(white Jews-only)citizens.
Make up your mind Israel?
Holocaust ?
Or HAFRADA?
You can't have BOTH! So,pick your path!

7 ) ntombizanele radebe / south africa
07/04/2014 21:35
plz help me with this this question like identify the following areas of open
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