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More Grad Rockets Fired at Israel

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A Grad rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel. Photo: All Voices.

YNet- Residents of Ashdod and neighboring towns were startled early Friday evening by an alarm sounded after two rockets were launched from Gaza at the southern city.

A short while after the alarm was sounded, residents of the area reported hearing blasts.

Two Grad rockets exploded in the Ashdod area, one of them near a residential neighborhood and another further away. A rocket alert was also sounded in Ashkelon, but the city was apparently not hit. No injuries or damage have been reported so far.

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    Zohair al-Qaisi, secretary general of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), was targeted because he was planning an attack, the Israelis said.

    Another militant was also killed.

    The Israeli military later confirmed a second air strike killed two more people it says were preparing to fire rockets into Israel.

    The PRC, which represents a number of armed factions aligned with Hamas, has carried out several rocket and grenade attacks against Israel.

    Palestinian sources said the second militant was Mahmoud Hanani, who was released from an Israeli prison five years ago and sent to Gaza.

    Earlier sources had wrongly said he was among those released under a prisoner exchange deal which led to the release of the captured soldier Gilad Shalit.
    Medical sources say a third man was seriously injured in the attack, near Gaza City.

    Witnesses say Israeli drones were heard in the area shortly before the car burst into flames, Associated Press reports.

    The air-strike came a few hours after two mortar shells fired from Gaza landed in Israel without causing injury.

    An Israeli military spokesman said Mr Qaisi was behind a series of gun and bomb attacks near Israel’s border with Egypt last year, in which eight Israelis were killed.

    Ten of the attackers and five Egyptian soldiers also died.

    A spokesman for the PRC in Gaza vowed to take revenge on Israel for the attack.

    The PRC is a coalition of armed factions in Gaza that is loyal to Hamas but sometimes operates separately.

    The BBC’s Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly says it is behind many of the mortar and rocket attacks which continue to be launched against Israeli towns from inside Gaza.

    The former head of the PRC, Kamal al-Nairab, and its military chief were killed in a similar Israeli attack last year.


    so what we will think from Gaza people !!! send flower ! or what .