Hamas fires more rockets at Jerusalem

Click photo to download. Caption: Jerusalem. Credit: Berthold Werner.(JNS.org) Hamas again fired rockets at Jerusalem on Tuesday, marking the second time the Israeli capital was targeted since the current conflict began.

One rocket landed in the Jewish community of Gush Etzion—about 10 miles south of Jerusalem—and another rocket that went astray hit an open area in a Palestinian village, according to the Israel Defense Forces’ Twitter feed and Israeli police statements. No injuries or damage were reported.

Nov. 16 had marked the first time a rocket alarm sounded in Jerusalem, resulting from rockets that also landed in Gush Etzion.

Jonathan Nevo, a 26-year-old student living in Jerusalem, told JNS.org in reaction to the Nov. 16 alarm that although the city is not accustomed to rockets, the area “is very connected to everything that’s happening because during the Intifada a few years ago there were a lot of suicide bombings here.”

Posted on November 20, 2012 .