From ABC News Online Thursday, August 25, 2005. 11:38pm (AEST) . . .
Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into southern Israel on Thursday after Israeli troops killed five Palestinians in a West Bank raid.
The rocket landed near the Israeli town of Sderot, an Israeli military source said.
There were no reports of casualties or damage. A second rocket fell short inside Gaza, the source said.
It was the first rocket fire since Israel finished evacuating all Jewish settlements in the occupied Gaza Strip and four of 120 in the West Bank.
In Gaza, the Popular Resistance Committees, a militant faction, said it targeted Sderot 'in retaliation for the Tulkarm massacre,' naming the West Bank town raided by Israeli forces overnight.
The Israeli army said the five Palestinians were shot after they resisted an attempt by soldiers to arrest them as suspects in two suicide bombings in Israel earlier this year.