New rocket attack against Israel from Gaza

10 May 2010

A Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck near the Israeli city of Ashkelon. The incident on Saturday was the first such attack in a month and came only hours after the executive of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Ramallah had given its backing for indirect peace talks with Israel. The rocket landed near a populated area, but no injuries or damage were reported. Ten such attacks occurred in April, and five in March, according to Israeli authorities. 

On Sunday night, Israel’s Air Force struck several tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip in retaliation. "The IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for what goes on in Gaza," the IDF said in a statement.

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Ketty Vijay Parthasarathy

Mon, 10 May 2010

International community must strongly condemn the rocket attack from Hamas at this crucial juncture when the possibility of peace talks are opening up. It must be noted that even in past, Israel's 22 day war was the response for the barbaric rocket attacks on their soil and Israel had every right to defend its territory and protect its citizens. But its a pity and shame that the UNHRC and goldstone report spoke otherwise criticizing Israel.