Zev Porat

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

After months of calm, rocket slams into Ashkelon

Journalists documenting the fallen rocket in Ashkelon Tuesday. ( photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade says missile shot as revenge for death of Palestinian prisoner; UN rep ‘troubled’ by fire.

A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at Ashkelon early Tuesday morning, breaking months of quiet between Israel and the Palestinian enclave.

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility for firing the rocket later Tuesday, saying it was retaliation for Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat’s death in an Israeli prison on Saturday. The terrorist group, associated with Fatah, had published a leaflet on Monday urging a harsh response against Israel for Jaradat’s death.

The rocket hit a road in an industrial area in the south of the city around 7 a.m., according to Channel 10 news. There were no injuries, although the road was damaged.

read more http://www.timesofisrael.com/after-months-of-calm-grad-rocket-slams-into-ashkelon/

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