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More rockets fired at south

More rockets land in southern Israel Saturday night; local leader: Other side continues to choose violence

At least two more rockets landed in open area in the south Saturday night, bringing the number of rockets and mortar shells fired at the western Negev since the end of Operation Cast Lead in Gaza to about 100.


No injuries or damages were reported in the latest attacks. One rocket landed near a southern Kibbutz while another landed in an open area south of Ashkelon. On Friday, three Qassam rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip landed in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Eshkol regional councils.


"There is no agreement, and therefore I don't think the fire will top," Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council Head Alon Shuster said. "Yesterday we had two sirens near one of the kibbutzim, and immediately after that we returned to a Purim party in the Kibbutz. To our regret the routine on both sides continues."


"The other side chooses to keep talking to use with violence, with the unresolved Shalit deal in the backdrop." he said. "We believe that if a decision on this matter is taken, it will also affect an overall agreement regarding the fire and the region as a whole."


Meanwhile, an activist on behalf of the southern town of Sderot urged regional leaders to join forces.


"I suggest that everyone demand from the Netanyahu government, at this point already, not to allow this fire and respond to it with determination immediately upon the formation of the government," Alon Davidi, head of the Committee for a Secure Sderot, said. "To our great regret, we sounded the alarm during the withdrawal from Gaza in the wake of Operation Cast Lead, yet our words were not heeded."


פרסום ראשון: 03.14.09, 21:01
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