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Israel aircraft open fire west of Gaza City
Published Thursday 15/03/2012 (updated) 17/03/2012 10:11
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GAZA CITY (MA’an) -- Israeli helicopters opened fire toward farmland in the Sheikh Ajlen area west of Gaza City late Thursday, witnesses said.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said aircraft fired warning shots in response to rocket fire.

Earlier, several rockets were fired toward the western Negev, Israeli media reported.

A Grad rocket was intercepted by a nearby "Iron Dome" battery, and another rocket landed in an open area in the Eshkol regional council outside Hof Ashkelon, Israel's Ynet news service reported.

There were no reports of injury or damage.

Meanwhile in Gaza City, leader Ahmad al-Mudallal said that Islamic Jihad remained committed to a truce with Israel but would not hesitate to retaliate to any attacks on the Palestinian people.

An Egypt-brokered ceasefire took hold at 1 a.m. Tuesday following four days of Israeli airstrikes which killed over 20 Palestinians and injured more than 80, medics in the Gaza Strip said. Militants responded with a barrage of rocket fire into southern Israel which Israeli medics said injured eight people.

Al-Mudallal told Ma'an his movement, which lost over a dozen militants in the attacks, agreed to the ceasefire after assurances by Egyptian mediators that Israel would stop assassinating its members.

"We don’t trust the occupation but we trust our steadfastness and resistance. We cannot be quiet during any aggression on the Palestinian people," the Islamic Jihad official said.

"The resistance is ready to respond to any Israeli attacks."
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1 ) Daniel / Israel
15/03/2012 22:47
P l e a s e stop firing rockets on Israel.

2 ) Colin Wright / USA
15/03/2012 23:35
You know, as long as the Israelis are going to do this sort of thing, they could fire fertilizer and improved crop seed or something.

3 ) Tibi / Tubas
15/03/2012 23:47
If the Gaza militants does ceasefire totally, someone is going to get hurt in Gaza, and probably close to the last ratio - 25 Gaza : 0 Israel killed.

4 ) A Cease-fire / Is NOT Enough
16/03/2012 01:10
No one can expect Israel to "stop assassinating militant members", while militants continue planning terror attacks against Israelis !! - It Is Time For A Real Peace Deal, and NOT just another "sure-to-be-broken" again cease-fire !!

5 ) Tibi / Tubas
16/03/2012 01:13
"Zahar confirms that the resistance against Israel continues واشاد الزهار بالدعم اللامحدود الذي تقدمه ايران لفلسطين . Zahar praised the unlimited support provided by Iran to Palestine."

6 ) Malone / Hfx
16/03/2012 02:49
If they're committed to the truce,why are they firing rockets?

7 ) ronen / israel
16/03/2012 09:53
why you always wait for the israeli response before you publish? why didnt you publish as soon as rockets were sent to israel yesterday?

8 ) Until Gaza Accepts / Peace Unconditionally
16/03/2012 14:08
Both Sides Opened Fire, or at least (the PRC) planned to open fire,
and the world should bring 200 war-crimes charges against Gaza,
and just let Israel fight, Until Gaza Accepts Peace Unconditionally !!!
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