Gaza missiles strike southern Israel

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired three Grad-type missiles at the southern Israel coastal town of Ashkelon on Wednesday morning. There were no reports of injuries.

The attack, the first of its kind from Gaza in nearly two months, came as Israeli and world dignitaries were in Jerusalem regurgitating the same old land-for-peace ideas at the "Facing Tomorrow" conference.

It also comes just days after reports that Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, had deployed a 600-man force tasked with preventing further rocket fire on southern Israel for the time being.

Israel responded by closing commercial crossings into Gaza, but had not as of Wednesday afternoon launched any military reprisals.

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