Siren sounds in Yavne
Published: 12.29.08, 23:08 / Israel News
An air raid siren was sounded a short while ago in the central-southern Yavne. Several explosion sounds were heard in the area. (
Two Israelis were killed Monday evening as Gaza militants pelted southern Israel with rockets and mortar shells, as Israel concluded its third day of aerial assaults on the Gaza Strip.
One person was killed in a rocket strike in the western Negev. Seven others were hurt in the attack, one of them seriously.
The other fatality occurred when a woman got out of her vehicle when she heard the early warning siren in the city of Ashdod, and sought shelter in a bus stop on the side of the road. She sustained critical shrapnel wounds, and later died. Another passerby who also ducked into the bus stop for shelter suffered serious injuries in the attack.
Three people were lightly hurt in Ashdod, which is situated some 35 kilometers from the Gaza border.
Qassam hits Netivot; none injured
Published: 12.29.08, 23:47 / Israel News
A Qassam rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in Netivot. No injuries or damage were reported
Israel to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza
Published: 12.29.08, 23:46 / Israel News
Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Gaza crossings remain closed on Tuesday. Despite the order, Israel will allow 100 trucks carrying humanitarian aid to cross into the Strip through the Kerem Shalom crossing.