Monday, November 17, 2008

Palestinians fire volley of Kassams at Eshkol region

From JPost, Nov 17, 2008 by JPOST.COM STAFF:

Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a volley of Kassam rockets at the Eshkol region in the western Negev Monday morning, Israel Radio reported. There were no initial reports of wounded or damage.

...Thirty trucks bearing humanitarian supplies including food and medicine will be permitted to enter the Gaza Strip on Monday via the Kerem Shalom crossing. The decision to allow the shipment was made during a late night consultation by the defense establishment. The transfer of fuel and other supplies will not be permitted as a result of continued rocket fire on the western Negev.

Palestinians fired a Kassam rocket at Sderot on Sunday evening, lightly wounding one man and sending two people into shock. The man suffered shrapnel wounds to his head and hands. Seconds before the rocket landed, the Color Red rocket alert system sent residents fleeing for cover.

Earlier on Sunday, two rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council near a kibbutz. Shortly after that attack, the air force launched an air strike on a Palestinian mortar launching crew in northern Gaza.

Palestinian sources said four gunmen were killed in the air strike and six were wounded, adding that the crew belonged to the Salah a-Din Brigades of the Popular Resistance Committees.

The ongoing rocket fire from Gaza came after a series of Israeli warnings to Hamas of firm military action if the South continued to be targeted.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to restore calm on the Gaza border Sunday, but stopped short of promising a military solution.
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