February 26, 2013
Israel: Rocket Hits Outskirts Of Ashkelon
Luckily, no one was injured.
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility and wanted to kill innocent Israelis because a Pali died in a Israel prison:
A Grad rocket fired from Gaza Tuesday morning landed on the outskirts of Ashkelon. No injuries were reported[...]Someone is itching for a Third Intifada, just sayin.
A security source said that an initial examination of the rocket's remnants showed that it was an 8" projectile with an improved mid-to-long range.
The al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing, claimed responsibility for the fire.
In a statement carried by the Palestinian news agency Maan, the Gaza-based terror group said that the fire was its response to the death of Palestinian security prisoner Arafat Jaradat in Megiddo Prison on Saturday.
"Liberty will be achieved through sacrifice. We must fight the enemy with all means necessary. The resistance will continue," the statement said[More...]
In the latest violence there, Israeli troops shot and wounded five Palestinians during confrontations with protesters in the Bethlehem area on Monday and a 15-year-old boy was in critical condition.
The death in disputed circumstances of Arafat Jaradat, buried in a funeral in the Hebron area attended by thousands on Monday, and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates, have stoked tensions ahead of a planned visit next month by US President Barack Obama.