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Gaza rocket hits factory in southern Israel, causing fire
Published Saturday 28/06/2014 (updated) 30/06/2014 13:45
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Four rockets fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Saturday evening, one of them hitting a factory and causing a fire, Israeli media and the Israeli army said.

"At least 2 rockets hit the city of Sderot in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional council. The rockets hit an industrial factory causing a fire," the army said in a statement.

"Rescue and emergency teams are on the site," the statement said.

Israeli media said that no injuries were immediately reported.

Another rocket fell in an open area near the city, without causing any damages or injuries, the Israeli news site Ynet reported.

Later, two more rockets from Gaza fell in Sdot Negev Regional Council, without causing injuries or damage, Ynet said.


Earlier on Saturday, Israel's army launched airstrikes on southern and central Gaza after projectiles launched from the Strip hit open areas in southern Israel.

Airstrikes hit a Palestinian militant base, an abandoned Israeli settlement, and open areas near refugee camps in Gaza, locals said.

Israel had on Friday killed two Palestinians and injured two others when its air force bombed a car traveling near al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City.

The killing was the first targeted assassination by Israel since the formation of the Palestinian national unity government at the beginning of June.

The two were affiliated with the al-Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees. The PRC is a Gaza-based militant group that opposes negotiations with Israel and frequently fires rockets from Gaza.

Israel's army said it targeted the "terror operatives" due to their involvement in launching rockets at Israel over the past week. Both men were planning further attacks against Israel, it added.

The strike came amid increased tensions in the region as an Israeli military campaign across the West Bank entered its second week.

The campaign, the largest deployment in the West Bank since the early 2000s, has left eight Palestinians dead, more than 130 wounded, and more than 560 detained.

It has included near-nightly airstrikes on Gaza as Israeli forces pound the besieged enclave in response to rocket attacks by militants angry about the West Bank offensive.
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1 ) Rondo Mondo / Canada
28/06/2014 22:47
4 Israeli civilians were injured in the missile strike on a factory in Sderot. The hit caused a massive fire. With every rocket Hamas fires into Israel, Gaza war III gets closer.

2 ) Plain & / Simple
29/06/2014 00:11
What ever Israel does next to Gaza (& it will be big) will be entirely due to the militants' rockets - Period.

3 ) Colin Wright / USA
29/06/2014 07:49
Please. Use the same terminology the IDF does when they bomb something. It wasn't a factory; it was a 'terror complex.' Had there been any victims, then depending on their age and gender, choose between 'terror operatives' and 'human shields.'

4 ) Sarah / The Netherlands
29/06/2014 12:10
Don't attack Gaza every day and there will be NO rockets. Plain and simple period!

5 ) Mel / USA
29/06/2014 17:10
End Israel's belligerent occupation,bombs &collective punishment of 1.8 MILL.civilians in Gaza(by land,sea&air)&the resistance won't NEED to(legally)retaliate.NOTICE:Gaza resistance use crude,home-made,non-guided rockets AT NIGHT,when workers are GONE(Jewish Sabat).But,IAF,INF,IOF attacks on Gaza,are at PEAK day time.PUBLIC buildings are FILLED(observed by IAF Drones)with police-cadets,families,children,UNRWA refugees,farms,HOMES filled with extended-family members/children!That's 'terror!!

6 ) Rondo Mondo / Canada
29/06/2014 20:03
Sarah Israel left Gaza and got 14,000 rockets in response. Don't fret Sarah, Gaza War II is getting closer and closer. Allah willing, Gaza will be liberated from Hamas, PRC and Islamic Jihad.
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