SOUTH UNDER FIRE: Fresh rocket, mortar barrage brings total to 72; 5 hurtHamas claims responsibility for rockets; IAF strikes terrorist squads, killing 4 Hamas members; southern municipalities cancel school; Iron Dome successfully intercepts eight Grad rockets fired at South.
breaking news updated: 8:51 am 10-24-12 new round of rocket attacks
Palestinians fire 8 projectiles in fresh barrage from Gaza By YAAKOV LAPPIN10/24/2012 13:28Palestinians fired eight rockets and mortar shells into the Ashkelon Regional Council on Wednesday afternoon, the latest in a barrage of rockets raining down on southern Israel since Tuesday night.
The Iron Dome successfully intercepted a Grad rocket, the eight it has struck down since Tuesday night.
PM ready for 'much wider and deeper' action in Gaza By JPOST.COM STAFF, HERB KEINON10/24/2012 14:50Israel is ready for "much wider and deeper" military operations in Gaza, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.
Netanyahu was speaking at an Iron Dome site following a day of rocket and mortar fire from Gaza.
Rocket victim at Soroka Hospital
Update: Four Wounded in Massive Rocket Barrage on South
Barak: IDF will act as needed to return quiet to the South By JPOST.COM STAFF10/24/2012 09:30The IDF will take all necessary action to return the quiet to the South, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday following a barrage of rockets that rained now on southern Israel overnight.
In an interview with Army Radio, the defense minister said that the IDF was exploring all options in search of a solution to silence the escalation. However, indicated that a full-scale military operation was unlikely at this time.
Barak also dismissed the idea of talking to Hamas, saying that it is an enemy organization that Israel cannot talk to.
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Palestinians fire 50 rockets, mortars into Israel; 3 hurt
IAF strikes rocket-launching terror squads in south, north Gaza Strip, killing 3 Hamas members, injuring 5; 67 rockets fired since evening; southern municipalities cancel school amid escalation.
IDF: Residents under 10km from Gaza should go to safe rooms By BEN HARTMAN, JPOST.COM STAFFLAST UPDATED: 10/24/2012 08:23IDF Home Front command instructed residents living within 10 km of Gaza to stay home and go into their safe rooms Wednesday morning.
Gazan terrorists fired 43 rockets into Israel in the early hours of the morning.
witnesses: Two explosions hit Gaza City By REUTERS10/24/2012 08:35Two explosions rocked Gaza City on Wednesday, witnesses said, shortly after Israel killed a gunman in the area citing an escalation of rocket fire at its southern towns and cities.
Ambulances raced to the area to see if there were any casualties from the blasts.