Israel Reports More Rockets From Gaza Strip

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jerusalem (AP) -- Israeli Police say militants in the Gaza Strip fired 24 rockets into Israel today, injuring four people, one of them seriously.

The Israeli Military says one soldier attached to a tank battalion was killed by gunfire in the Gaza Strip.

Twelve Israelis, including nine soldiers, have died since the Dec. 27 beginning of the offensive against the Hamas Militants in charge of Gaza.

The threat of a wider conflict arose today when militants in Lebanon fired two rockets into northern Israel. One rocket crashed into a retirement home, but there were no serious injuries. Israel responded with mortar shells.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian Health Official says 35 bodies were discovered today in Gaza during a three-hour pause in fighting. The official says 746 Palestinians have died in Israel's 13-day offensive.

The U.N. And the Red Cross have curtailed aid shipments in the Gaza Strip after accusing Israeli Forces of firing on their drivers, killing one.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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