woensdag 11 juni 2014
Gaza rocket slams into southern Israel
For second time since Palestinian unity government announced, rocket fired from Gaza Strip hits Israel; no injuries reported; 'Attack shows Hamas still controls Gaza, unity government isn't real,' security official says.
It is unclear whether Hamas, who relinquished control of the Gaza Strip as part of a Palestinian unity government with rival Fatah movement, was behind the attack.
In the past, Israel held Hamas responsible for any rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, treating it as the sovereign in the enclave. However, with the Palestinian unity government, the Palestinian Authority's technocratic government is now in charge.
After the Palestinian unity government was announced, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu said "The agreement with Hamas makes Abbas directly responsible for any terrorist activity from Gaza."
The rocket exploded in an open area near one of the area's main roads - Road 232 - near a community in the Eshkol Regional Council after a Color Red siren was sounded in the morning hours. Security forces are currently investigating the incident.
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