Monday, December 29, 2008

Midnight Report

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.

1 comment:

Kae Gregory said...

Arabs supply Hamas with weapons. Why can't they shoulder the burden for humanitarian aid? I totally understand the need for humanitarian aid for Gaza. I just think it is wrong for Israel to supply it. The message it sends just seems too contradictory to me. Behavioral psychologists (if you could ever find an unbiased one) I'm sure would wince at the inconsistent message this sends. Plus, this is just another thing the world (U.N.) and especially the Arab world uses to jab Israel in the eye. Just saying...