Dec 26, 2008 17:22 | Updated Dec 26, 2008 17:26
2 Palestinian girls killed in Kassam hit
By JPOST.COM STAFF
According to witnesses, the girls aged five and 13, were immediately killed after sustaining a direct hit.
Hamas announced that it planned to investigate the incident which occurred in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya.
Earlier, Israel agreed to treat a 35-year-old Palestinian who was also wounded by a rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel.
The man was evacuated to Ichilov Hospital in serious condition after being transferred from a Palestinian ambulance to a Magen David Adom ambulance at the Erez Crossing. The man was wounded in a Kassam attack on Tuesday, and was since then treated in a Gazan hospital before medical officials decided to get him treated in Israel.
Twenty-five mortar shells have been fired into Israel since Thursday night.