12 Kassams fired at Israel; no wounded

12 rockets fired at Israel from Strip; three Palestininans wounded in IAF strike in Gaza.

October 22, 2007 01:08
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12 Kassams fired at Israel; no wounded

gaza gunmen 224.88. (photo credit: AP)


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Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike southern Israel on Monday, the day's third barrage brought the total number of rocket strikes to 12. Two rockets were fired from Gaza at the western Negev late Monday evening. Earlier, shortly after 8 p.m., a barrage of four rockets landed in open territory in the western Negev. In the afternoon, six rockets were fired at southern Israel. No wounded or damage were reported in any of the attacks. Meanwhile, in Gaza, violence continued. Three Palestinians were wounded on Monday afternoon in an IAF missile strike, Palestinians reported. Two others were hurt in a later attack, apparently perpetrated by Palestinians, in which a roadside bomb detonated in Gaza City. The occupants of the vehicle reportedly escaped and a passerby was injured by shrapnel. On Sunday night, four Palestinian gunmen were wounded in an IAF missile strike near the security fence on the border of Israel and northern Gaza. The IDF said that the aircraft struck a group of Palestinians attempting to plant a bomb. Earlier, Hamas police and gunmen from the rival Islamic Jihad group exchanged fire for a second straight day in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, leaving at least one person dead and 13 wounded, medics said. The ruling Hamas and the much smaller Islamic Jihad have very similar ideologies, and in the past cooperated in attacks against Israel. However, since seizing control of Gaza by force in June, Hamas has insisted only members of its security force can carry weapons in public. In recent weeks, tensions have repeatedly flared between the two groups, including over control of a mosque in southern Gaza. On Saturday, clashes erupted between Hamas and Islamic Jihad gunmen, after an Islamic Jihad activist was stopped in the street by Hamas security forces. A 51-year-old woman was killed in an exchange of fire, and each side kidnapped members of the other group.

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