Israel cancels Gaza embargo as rockets continue to fall

Friday, January 11, 2008 |  by Staff Writer

Palestinian terrorists operating out of northern Gaza on Thursday fired a rocket that caused damage to a number of buildings in the southern Israel village of Yad Mordechai. The rocket landed just a few hundred feet from the community's cafeteria and medical clinic.

There were no injuries in the attack.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, meanwhile, decided to cancel a limited embargo on industrial diesel fuel to the Gaza Strip in response to the ongoing rocket attacks.

The decision came after a number of human rights organizations petitioned Israel's High Court, arguing that the embargo was unfairly inconveniencing thousands of Gazans when only a small number of them were involved in attacking Israel.

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