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March 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Hamas Fires over 50 Mortars into Israel

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A mortar fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. Photo: Sderot Media Center.

AP – Palestinian militants in Gaza fired more than 50 mortar shells into Israel on Saturday, the heaviest barrage in two years, Israeli officials said, raising the prospect of a new Mideast flareup.

Also Saturday, Hamas police beat reporters and news photographers covering a rally in Gaza City, drawing a stiff condemnation from the reporters’ association.

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