7 rockets, mortars hit Israel in latest firing from Gaza

Click photo to download. Caption: A Qassam rocket. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Seven Qassam rockets and mortar shells were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, causing no injuries or damage, Israel Radio reported.

Two Palestinian terrorists were reportedly killed on Monday morning in the northern Gaza Strip as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) responded to the latest Palestinian firing.

Israeli soldiers conducting routine operations along the Gaza border fence came under mortar fire in the morning hours, prompting return fire, an IDF spokesperson said.

The Israel Air Force also targeted two rocket-launching squads, from Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in northern Gaza over the course of the morning.

Citing local Palestinian officials, Reuters reported that two Palestinian terrorists were killed in Gaza. Hamas claimed one of the dead as its own, and the other was not immediately identified. Several other Palestinians were wounded in the strikes as well, Palestinian sources told news agencies. 

Posted on October 22, 2012 .