Today's Coming Crisis Movie

Thursday, August 25, 2011

20 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza as situation intensifies

At least 20 rockets were fired at Israel's southern communities since Wednesday evening with calm nowhere in sight.

A rocket fired at Ashkelon Wednesday evening exploded near a house in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. A 9-month-old baby was hit by glass splinters and sustained light to moderate wounds. He was taken to the Barzilai Medical Center. A vehicle caught fire and damage was also caused to several structures.

The IDF responded in force early Thursday, killing two Palestinians and wounding at least 20 in an airstrike on what the army said was an arms depot in the northern Gaza Strip. Earlier, Palestinian sources said the site hit in the strike was an Islamic Jihad social club. more