Israel launches air raid in Gaza
Israeli warplanes launched an air raid overnight near the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip but there were no injuries, Palestinian security officials said today. The air raid targeted an area militants have used to fire rockets into southern Israel in recent days, officials said. An Israeli army spokesman said that planes had carried out a raid against a hangar that contained weapons, in response to rocket fire into Israel.
Approximately 35 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the year, and over 330 rockets have been fired into the Jewish state since the end of a 22-day Israeli offensive in January 2009. One such attack earlier this month killed a Thai labourer. * AFP
Published: March 24, 2010 04:00 AM