Israelis wounded in weekend rocket attacks

Monday, January 07, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired six mortar shells at a farming community in southern Israel on Sunday damaging a tractor and an outlying building, but causing no injuries.

On Saturday, two Israelis were treated for severe shock following a Palestinian missile attack on the battered southern Israel town of Sderot.

A total of eight rockets were fired toward Sderot on Saturday evening. Only two of the rockets managed to hit the town, but caused extensive damage.

Gaza-based terrorists fired four rockets at Sderot on Friday. One landed next to a private residence, sending an nine-month pregnant Israeli woman into shock.

Israel responded to the ongoing terrorist artillery fire with air and ground strikes on terrorist positions throughout Gaza, leaving four terrorists dead and six others wounded. Four Israeli soldiers were wounded during the operations by Palestinian forces wielding anti-tank missiles.

In a poll conducted by Tel Aviv University last week, 81 percent of Israelis said military operations targeting Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip should be ramped up. The survey was carried out shortly after the publication of an army report that showed the targeting of terrorists had become much more accurate in recent years, significantly reducing the number of civilian casualties among Palestinians.

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