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  • Kassam rocket strikes Israel following resumption of peace talks

    July 30, 2013 | 9:11 am

    A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel hours after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington.

    The rocket fired Tuesday morning landed in an open area after Code Red warning sirens sounded in several southern Israeli communities. No...

  • Israel will continue to target attackers, Netanyahu tells Blair

    October 22, 2012 | 8:14 am

    Israel will continue to attack the groups that fire rockets on her citizens, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu's statement Monday morning during a meeting with Mideast Quartet envoy Tony Blair came after Israeli airstrikes targeted what the Israel Defense Forces...

  • Israel hits Gaza terror base after Kassams strike Sderot

    October 17, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Israel's Air Force struck a terrorist base in Gaza hours after Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck Sderot.

    The Israeli airstrike on Wednesday morning hit a Hamas-sponsored Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades base in northern Gaza Strip, according to reports citing Palestinian...

  • Egypt brokering cease-fire between Israel and Palestinians

    June 21, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    As rockets continued to fall on southern Israel, Egypt reportedly was working to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian terror groups in Gaza.

    There was little information reported about Thursday’s cease-fire talks, which are aimed at stopping the terror groups’ rocket...

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  • Kassam rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel

    April 23, 2012 | 10:23 am

    A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel for the second time in two days.

    Both rockets, one fired Monday morning and one fired Sunday afternoon, struck open areas in the Negev. No injuries or damage was reported.

  • The changing face of Israel’s war on terrorists

    March 12, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    If Israel has its way, this is how future conflicts with Gaza-based terrorists will unfold: Israeli aircraft launch surgical strikes on rocket launchers; terrorist leaders are assassinated as necessary; Israeli civilians along the southern frontier are protected by advanced...

  • Kassams strike southern Israel

    February 1, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    At least four Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.

    Three rockets hit Wednesday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces, though some Israeli news reports put the number at five. An additional rocket hit about three hours earlier. No damage or injuries were reported.

    In the last month, 29 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel, according to the IDF.

  • Israeli raid kills 3 Gazans, rockets fired at Israel

    December 9, 2011 | 8:26 am

    Violence has flared up between Israel and Gaza, with the Israeli air force killing three Palestinians and militants firing rockets deep across the border.

    The latest fighting erupted on Thursday when an air strike on a car killed two militants, one of them from Gaza’s governing...

  • Israel shuts West Bank for holiday, rockets strike Israel

    September 28, 2011 | 11:22 am

    The Israeli military announced a closure of the West Bank for Rosh Hashanah as two rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel.

    The closure began Tuesday night and will last until Saturday night following the two-day holiday and Shabbat. Exceptions will be made for medical...

  • Kassam from Gaza injures woman, IDF responds

    August 2, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed two targets in Gaza after a Kassam rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel and injured a woman.

    The Israeli aircraft struck what it called a terror activity site in northern Gaza and a smuggling tunnel in southern Gaza in an early Tuesday morning...

  • Israel, Gaza terrorists enter cease-fire

    April 11, 2011 | 8:10 am

    Israel and terrorist groups in Gaza reportedly agreed to a cease-fire.

    The agreement came late Sunday night and was followed by a Kassam rocket fired on Ashkelon and ten mortar shells that hit southern Israel. Israel did not respond to the rockets, showing that the cease-fire was...

  • Eyeless in Gaza

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 5, 2009 | 4:24 pm

    First I saw a young protester telling a CNN reporter in Trafalgar Square, "Every single day, as soon as we turn on the TV, we see children there die in the hospitals, adults dying, children dying on the floor. Why, why, why? Why do children have to die? Why do innocent children have...
  • Quiet ends in Sderot as rocket attacks resume

    November 20, 2008 | 3:07 am

    SDEROT, ISRAEL (JTA) --Elior Levy was trying to get some rest Monday night.

    Living in Sderot, the working-class town on the front line of Israel's battle with rockets from Gaza, Levy is no stranger to having his sleep interrupted by middle-of-the-night Qassam salvos. Usually a Code...

  • Kassams land near mayor of Sderot’s house; Interfaith fellowship group denies missionary ties

    September 17, 2008 | 9:15 pm

    Qassam Lands Near Sderot Mayor's Home

    A Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in a residential neighborhood of Sderot.

    The rocket landed Sunday not far from the home of Mayor Eli Moyal, Ynet reported, and started a fire that was extinguished quickly by firefighters. No...

  • Sderot welcomes Obama

    By Dina Kraft

    July 25, 2008 | 1:34 am

    SDEROT, Israel (JTA) – At the New Age Beauty Salon in a run-down strip mall here, the manicurist and hairdresser swap opinions of Barack Obama, the latest in a series of high-profile visitors to come through this southern Israeli town.

    "Is there a chance I'll be able to give him a...

  • Cease-fire with Hamas appears imminent

    By Leslie Susser

    June 17, 2008 | 3:51 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A six-month cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, due to go into effect Thursday, could help create conditions for wider peacemaking between Israel and the Palestinians.

    But there are two huge potential stumbling blocks: Israeli generals doubt whether the “tahadiyeh,”...

  • In Sderot

    By Rob Eshman

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    I don't make a habit of putting myself in harm's way. I buckle up, I don't smoke, I've started on Lipitor and wherever there's a town that's being pounded by randomly fired rockets and mortars each day, I stay away.

    But I couldn't stay away from Sderot.

    We've been running stories...

  • Sderot Attack Interrupts Villaraigosa’s Call

    By Marc Ballon

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    On Thursday, July 6, at 9 a.m., Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a longtime supporter of Israel, was interrupted twice in attempts to place a call to Eli Moyal, mayor of the Israeli city of Sderot.

    Palestinian terrorists have been attacking the city almost daily with Kassam...

  • Gaza Raid Ignites Debate on Impact

    By Leslie Susser

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As Israeli troops moved deeper into northern Gaza to put a stop to Palestinian rocket fire on the small Negev town of Sderot, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was confident that the huge military operation would radically change the situation on the ground.

    However, his critics on the...

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