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2 Qassams land in Negev; no injuries

Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing claim responsibility for rockets landing not far from Zikim army base. No damage or injured occurred in attack

Palestinians from the northern Gaza Strip launched two Qassam rockets at the western Negev Tuesday night.


One rocket landed near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai and the other landed near a kibbutz south of Ashkelon. No one was injured and no damage was caused.


Salah al-Din Brigades, the Popular Resistance Committees' military wing claimed responsibility for the attack.


The attack occurred less than 24-hours after Tuesday morning's devastating attack on the Zikim army base in which 67 soldiers were injured.


Forty soldiers remained hospitalized overnight following the attack, out of which one soldier was severely wounded, seven were moderately wounded and 32 suffered mild injuries.


Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the attack, said, "We launched a message, not only a rocket" and boasted of its "great achievement for the people and the resistance."


The group's operatives celebrated the "successful attack" in their mosques in Gaza, using loud speakers to announce the number of casualties.


A senior commander of the Jihad's military wing, Abu Ahmed, stated that the attack came as a response to Israel's threats to launch an offensive in Gaza.


"These threats are not new and attest to a leadership crisis in Israel. This is an attempt by the government and the army to distract t public opinion from the problems they are faced with.


"Tonight we proved again that these threats do not deter us. The resistance will not stop, and if there is an invasion, it will not be a walk in the park for the Israelis," he concluded.


Ali Waked contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 09.11.07, 23:09
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