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Hamas Claims Responsibility For Rocket Attacks

06/20/2012

Hamas has claimed responsibility for firing 10 long-range missiles into southern Israel.

Hamas said Tuesday evening that its armed wing, Izzaddin al-Kassam, fired 10 Grad missiles into Israel in the afternoon. At least 40 rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Tuesday.

Hamas also took responsibility for firing several rockets late Monday night that landed in Ashkelon but did not cause any damage or injuries. The Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported that the rockets were targeting a nearby military base. Hamas controls the Gaza Strip.

Rockets ‘Challenge’ Ben-Gurion University

03/13/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

Beersheva, Israel — There was an eerie silence at Ben-Gurion University’s campus here as the footsteps of visitors echoed down hallways generally bustling with student life.

Classes were suspended Monday because of rocket attacks from Gaza as Israel and Islamic Jihad exchanged fire for the fourth day.

Ben-Gurion University President Rivka Carmi: “We had to reschedule the whole semester” due to missed days.     Adam Dickter

Rockets Disrupt Brief Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

08/22/2011

Within hours of a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza, reportedly brokered by Egypt, two rockets were fired into southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces reported Monday.

"Just now, despite the ceasefire, 2 more rockets were fired from gaza into southern Israel, home to more than 1 million Israelis," the IDF's spokesperson said in a Twitter message.

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