Home > News > World
Thursday January 16, 2014 MYT 2:41:31 PM
Thursday January 16, 2014 MYT 2:42:26 PM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted five rockets fired at the city of Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip on Thursday, and the military responded with a series of air strikes on the Hamas-controlled territory.
No group has taken responsibility for firing the rockets, which were shot down by Iron Dome's small radar-guided missiles over Ashkelon, a coastal city of some 125,000 people about 12 km (seven miles) north of Gaza.
Israel says it holds the Islamist group Hamas, which has ruled the Palestinian enclave since 2007, responsible for all cross-border rocket fire.
Palestinian security officials said two Hamas camps were hit by Israel's air strikes and that five people were wounded.
(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch and Saleh Jadallah, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
France refuses asylum request by Wikileaks founder Assange
Israel accuses Hamas of aiding Islamic State in Egypt
Syrian army bombards rebels trying to seize Aleppo
China angered by new U.S. military strategy report
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
Beaten to death over affair
No rocking chair and slippers yet for Laura Davies
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)