Two rockets fired from Gaza, no injuries reported


Two rockets fired from Gaza landed in open areas in Israel’s Negev Desert.

No injuries were reported from the rockets fired Wednesday night, the Times of Israel reported.

The attack came eight days after a Grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Israeli town of Gan Yavneh. Grad rockets have a longer range than Kassams and had not previously been fired from Gaza.

During last summer’s Israel-Gaza war, Palestinians fired over 4,000 rockets at Israeli towns and cities. Over 2,200 people were killed in the war, the majority of them Palestinians.

Palestinian group slams storing rockets in civilian areas


A Palestinian human rights group in the Gaza Strip condemned the storage of rockets used against Israel in civilian populated areas.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in a statement posted on its website Tuesday called on the Hamas-controlled government in Gaza to investigate three incidents of homemade rockets exploding in densely populated civilian neighborhoods, causing heavy property damage and injuring six Palestinians, including a baby.

The center also noted that “members of the Palestinian resistance continue to store explosives or to treat such explosives in locations close to populated areas. This poses a major threat to the lives of the Palestinian civilians and constitutes a violation of both International Human Rights Law and the International Humanitarian Law.”

The statement did not condemn the firing of the rockets on Israeli citizens, however.

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