Eyewitnesses are claiming they have heard air raid sirens in Ashdod, Rehovot, Rishon Le'Zion, Kiryat Malachi, Gedera and other cities along the coastal plain. One rocket fell near Ashdod. Some locals are suffering from shock.
The Grad rocket that exploded earlier in an open area within the Be-er Tuvia Regional Council between Ashdod and Gedera was most likely fired from the northern Gaza Strip near the ruins of what was once the settlement of Dugit. (Shmulik Hadad)
LONDON (Reuters) - Israel has said it will continue a naval blockade of
the Gaza Strip despite growing global pressure to lift the siege after a
navy raid on a Turkish ferry carrying aid killed nine activists this week.
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the confrontation between Israeli forces and activists when a flotilla attempted to break Israel's maritime blockade of Gaza on May 31, 2010. The United States deeply regrets the tragic loss of life and injuries suffered among those involved in that incident aboard the Gaza bound ships.