Gaza militants fire 12 rockets at Israel, despite Hamas declaration of cease-fire

22.08.2011                      22.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Gaza militants fire 12 rockets at Israel, despite Hamas declaration of cease-fire

Netanyahu calls special security cabinet meeting to discuss IDF response to rocket fire, Hamas implementation of truce; Israel to try to refrain from escalating situation in the south.

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip continued to fire rockets at southern Israel overnight Sunday and into Monday morning, despite the Hamas rulers' declaration of a cease-fire the prior evening.
The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of rockets fired toward Ashkelon. A Qassam rocket and volley of mortar shells were fired toward the Eshkol Regional Council near the Gaza border; one of the one mortars struck a building and caued minor damage. No one was hurt in the rocket fire overnight Sunday….