zaterdag 21 februari 2009

Palestijnen Gaza vuren 10 mortiergranaten en een Qassam raket af

De Palestijnse raketaanvallen en Israelische tegenacties gaan vooralsnog gewoon door.

Last update - 12:41 20/02/2009    
Gaza militants fire 10 mortar shells, Qassam rocket at Negev
By Haaretz Service
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Friday fired 10 mortar shells and a Qassam rocket at the western Negev, causing no casualties.
Israel Defense Forces troops operating in the Kissufim area identified the explosions and opened fire in the direction of the launchers across the border.
The strikes came amid an apparent stalemate in Gaza Strip truce negotiations, following Israel's demand that a cease-fire be linked to the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Defense official Amos Gilad, who has been negotiating with Egyptian mediators over the truce, reportedly canceled his trip to Egypt on Friday, according to the Arabic daily Al-Hayat.
Five Qassams exploded in open areas of the western Negev on Thursday, three in the evening and two in the morning.
In response to the morning attack, Israel Air Force warplanes bombed six smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border, the army said.
There were no reports of casualties, but the attack did cause secondary blasts, according to the Israel Defense Forces, which indicated that explosives were hit in the air strike.
The strikes took place about 30 kilometers from where a group of U.S. lawmakers was visiting.
Earlier Thursday, the IDF hit a Palestinian militant attempting to plant a bomb on the Israel-Gaza border, lightly wounding him.


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