August 20th, 2011
03:46 PM ET

Rockets kill 1 in Israel; Hamas military wing ends truce

One person was killed and at least 12 were injured Saturday when more than two dozen rockets fired by Gaza militants slammed into Israeli cites.

It's the latest in the ongoing tit-for-tat violence between Israel and militants over the past three days.

The fatality occurred in Beer Sheva, according to Eli Bin, an emergency official in the region. Four people were seriously injured and two suffered moderate wounds when rockets struck a house and car. An unknown number of trauma injuries were being transported to the hospital, Bin said.

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  1. james

    Hey Philip how ya doing? Well I hope.

    August 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jim

    I didn't know that Hamas ever abided by the cease fire, that's news to me.

    August 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Peikovian

    One blogger said it best: Israelis aim at combatants and sometimes hit civilians, Jihadis aim at civilians and sometimes hit combatants. Talking to Hamas about anything is a waste of time. They need to be shredded. That's all.

    August 20, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @ jim

    yes they did. This was an attack on IDF in years by a militant group.
    Israel though continued its attacks on Gaza almost regularly. Tightening its hold and economic blockade of Gaza. While expanding illegal settlements in Palestinian territories against our advice & international outcry.
    Jewish Voice for peace(JVP) and JStreet in US and Gush Shalom in Israel, orgs with courageous peace loving Jews keep a watch on these developments. One can keep abreast of the news if interested thru them.

    August 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat


    you guys forget that Palestinians do not posses war planes,gunships or tanks to stand up to IDF. What they have are these unguided home made rockets.
    No one needs to be shredded, a Two State solution for permanent resolution of the conflict is the only way to go. As proposed umpteenth time by the International Community.
    That is we being the 'Honest Brokers' have the gall to see that thru.

    August 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peikovian

      Hamas enforces a sharia police state. This is unacceptable to the mind and potential of the human race. Bargaining with it is condoning it. The Gazans could have had self-rule in 1948 but Egypt annexed them, a fact of politics that Muslims never seem to mind. The Israelis withdrew from Gaza in 2005 and what could have been a grand experiment is instead a prison camp. How many other states would gladly have a Mediterranean tourist beach and peaceful international borders?

      August 20, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      saywhat: It makes no difference what Palestinians possess and whatvthey do not possess. Asclong as they' re willing the war to continue it means that they're happy with its results. Israel has the capability tobmakevPalestinians history in a couple of weeks and the Palestinians should not forget that it is possible. What would happen if Cuba, for example, which also does not possess war planes, gun ships or tanks, started launching thousands of home made rockets into Florida killing and maiming Americans?

      August 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jim

    We can go back and forth about who was there first in the end it doesn't really matter. The fact is that Israeli's and Palestinians descended from the same nomadic tribes thousands of years ago. A two state solution will never work since the Palestinians won't stop until they wipe out all jewish people they have even stated so. The only real solution is for a reunification of the Palestinian and Jewish peoples in a free european style State. Only then will true peace come to the middle east, anything less will just mean more bloodshed.

    August 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ringo

    @Jim HAHAHA you're living in an altered reality brought on by watching too much TV. There would be peace today if Hamas put down its weapons. If Israel did that they would perish at the hands of Hamas. Get your head out of you ass.

    August 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tom


    August 20, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hmm

    @Tom: Pretty funny. I decided to watch this thing finally. Pretty good editing on it whomever did it.

    August 21, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Popeye

    August 21, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    What a load of propagandist spiel I see on these blogs.
    Those of you who cannot unglue yourselves from Faux News or drivel put forth by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the lobbies like AIPAC or SANE better wake up. Listen to the public intellectuals and Jewish academics like Noam Chomsky, Uri Avnery,Ilan Pappi or veteran journalists & writers like Seymour Hersh or Robert Fisk who have the moral courage to tell it as it is reg Israel-Palestine conflict.
    Israel perish at the hands of Palestinians= lol
    a state which , thanks to billions of our tax dollars now possesses 200 nuclear warheads & capacity to deliver them ( more than that of a super power Britain). 1000 kg precision guided bombs. 100 land based missile launchers. Cruise missile armed subs, The only other country than us to have F-35s our state of the art combat aircraft. Iron Dome Mobile Missile defence System. One of the deadliest spy agencies and best equipped army, would certainly perish at the hands of Palestinians.
    According to UN figures since 2009 only one Israeli was killed by these 'rockets'.
    What a load of malarky.
    What sort of governance a people want for themselves is their business not ours to dictate.
    The only solution to this conflict is a Two State solution as announced by President Obama & supported by thousands of Israelis who came out in support in the streets of Tel Aviv a month back.

    Sure Israel has the military capacity to massacre Palestinians but the spirit of a people can never be wiped out by military hardware. We have witnessed that in Holocaust & now in places like Egypt, Tunisia & Libya.
    Peace loving Jews both here and in Israel are now up and determined to strive for a Two State solution, fed up with the policies of the far right regime & the status quo. May they succeed.

    August 21, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. Popeye

    @saywhat: Bush and Clinton also were for a 2 state solution. You act like Obama is some mystical deity that descended from heaven to save humanity. Lol They will never agree unless they are made to agree. The problem is Gaza and I feel it is the Palestinians who need to clean up Gaza. You can look up a map of Israel and see how the entire west bank is basically all Palestinian land. It's actually a quite lovely piece of real estate. They have both been there for millenia and they need to figure out the quickest way to an agreement. Hamas is the problem, because they (just like many Israelis) feel that whole land is theirs.

    August 21, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. jim

    @Ringo: that was an idiotic comment, I agree that Hamas is the problem you buffoon, I was only pointing out the reasons why a two state solution will never ever work.

    August 21, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. know what

    These skirmishes between Israel and Palestine remind me of Israel's written history, where ancient Philisines battled with God's chosen Israelites. Remember? When Israelis were the underdogs, led by a mere boy armed with a sling? Yet they easily vanquished their enemies.I don't think Israel's faith was in that slingshot back then. I believe that their faith was in their one-true God. Not so today, where we see Israel's faith based on military might.

    August 21, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. know what may have a point there. If a 50-State solution has difficulties, what chance does a mere 2-State solution have? Two is wayyyy too complicated for simple minds to grasp.

    August 21, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
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