Despite the ceasefire Grad rocket hits downtown Netivot

Despite the ceasefire Grad rocket hits downtown Netivot

Netivot : Israel | Mar 13, 2012 at 5:25 PM PDT
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Israelis stand near the site where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in Ashdod

Gaza rocket fire continues despite ceasefire, as Grad explodes in parking lot in Netivot several hours after seven rockets were fired into Israel. A man was lightly hurt by shrapnel and 11 people were treated for shock.

All in all, nearly 220 rockets have exploded in settlement and cities in Southern Israel since the latest round of violence between Israel and Gaza broke out on Friday and until the Israel and Palestinian resistance factions agreed to truce by Egypt.

Earlier, Israeli army opened fire at a funeral east of Jabaliya, north of the Gaza Strip, for two Palestinians who were killed the day before, injuring three people. Witnesses said the army opened fire at the funeral procession when it reached the Jabaliya cemetery, which is close to the Gaza borders with Israel.

This new round of violence was triggered by the killing Friday of Zuhir al-Qaïssi, leader of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) and his deputy, Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Hanani, in an Israeli air raid. In total, 27 Palestinians, including members of the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, Al-Quds Brigades, were killed since the violence began Friday. At least 83 other Palestinians were wounded.

Meanwhile, in Gaza, The prime minister in Gaza said Tuesday that an agreement had been reached to stop Israel's military campaign against the Gaza Strip and an end to its assassination policy.

Ismail Haniyeh told a visiting delegation that Egyptian efforts resolved the deadly escalation, as "the people and the government will not accept flimsy excuses for assassinations."

Speaking with participants in the Miles of Smiles convoy, Haniyeh said referred to contacts to stop the violence, but stressed that resistance remained the “shield and sword” of the Palestinians.

More as it becomes available.

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