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. guest

    FBI agents showed-up and escorted the 5 Israeli mossad to the airport so they could make their getaway. The same thing was done for Bin Laden family members who were attending a meeting of the Carlyle Group on 9/11. Even though President Bush had ordered all flights grounded that day, two flights were allowed to be made. One for the mossad, and one for Bush's Carlyle Group members named Bin Laden. (most people understand by now that OBL was paid by Uncle Sam to invade Afghanistan and oust the Soviet's, whose national oil company wanted Afghanistan for the same reason that the Carlyle Group did.

    August 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jim

    @saywhat: yes the multi State idea has worked so well so far in the middle east hasn't it. Iraq fighting with Iran, Iraq fighting with Kuwait, Pakistan in a cold war, which is about to become a hot war, with India. Lybia, Syria, Iran, and many others countries in turmoil. Oh and let's not forget, all of them wanting to fight with Israel. Yes another State is a brilliant idea assured to bring peace to the middle east(he says with a laugh).

    August 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jim

    Oh forgot to mention Greece and Turkey going at each other's throats also. BTW there really isn't enough land mass there for two viable countries anyway, for each of them to survive they'll have to deal with each other no matter what so the two State solution is a moot point.

    August 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jim

    Another arab state would only be one more point of attack for all the others that want to fight Israel, no the only viable solution IS a one State Democracy or Republic that respects all cultures and religions-no other solution has a prayer of working.

    August 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jim

    I vote for calling it Israelistine to show rejoining of peoples and tribes that were once closely related but became separated by arrogance on both sides. What could be a more fitting tribute to the ideal of peace and coexistence? Nothing.

    August 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jim

    Hey philip-@guest. How you doing?

    August 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @jim...Israel would never agree to a name change. Many believe that Israel is still God's chosen nation, though they are under no obligation to behave like they are. The temple in Jerusalem is not a Jewish temple, though it had been. It is a muslim temple where Jews are not allowed. I propose that the government of Israel purchase this temple, and that a new one is built for muslims in a new nation of Palestine. Water and oil do not mix. Why try?

    August 22, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    ...and jim, if not for foreigners constanly meddling in middle eastern affairs, I highly doubt that there would be the turmoils we see in that region today. When an Arab muslim leader refuses to allow foreigners access to his peoples lands and resources, foreign powers begin painting his picture black and a pretext for war is made. The faithful muslim leader is then replaced with one who sides with, not Allah, not with his faithful citizens, but with the foreigners who have invaded, in stark violation of the Koran where muslims are commanded to "repel the invaders", what even we ourselves would do if the USA were invaded. And it's not about oil, it's about oil for China.

    August 22, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. :-)

    Yea so learn the chinese language because they own us ! Thanks uncle Sam for robbing Peter to pay Paul .

    August 22, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. jim

    @Philip: I'd have to respectfully disagree on several points, the Pakistan\India strife is over the region of Cashmere-they both want it. Ditto for Greece and Turkey they are both fighting over an island, sorry the name is escaping me at the moment. Iraq and Iran and Iraq and Kuwait was also over land-more so Iraq and Kuwait though. As for the Temple, there are two temples there, the Dome of the Rock(which is muslim) and the temple of David(which is jewish) the Dome of the Rock partially sits on the foundation of the temple of David which is what is causing some of the problems. Totally agree about China going after as much of the natural resources around the world as they can get their hands on though, that is apparent by their policies in all African countries(building roads for poor countries in exchange for rights to all the country's natural resources would be a good example).

    August 22, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. jim

    BTW Israelis and Palestinians come from the same ancestors so it's not mixing water and oil, no more so than people of muslim faith living in the US or vice versa. One state Republic is the only viable solution-yes it will take some getting used to by peoples on both sides but there's no other alternative that has a prayers chance of being successful.

    August 22, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. jim

    Also would like to add that of course all citizens would of necessity have to be granted equal rights through an unchangeable law, including the right for jews and muslims both being allowed to run for Prime Minister.

    August 22, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Sorry folks.
    The idea of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation forevermore doesn't gel. you all seem so obsessed with the propagated myth of Israel's security that the big picture gets blurred.
    Palestinians need their homeland back , they cannot live under an oppressive regime which indulges in ethnic cleansing routinely and with impunity. A people cannot be left to the devices of occupiers. Enough has been said & nothing done.
    But that is going to happen we have seen the People Power work elsewhere. If not today then tomorrow or the day after.
    Jewish organizations , Rabbis, public intellectuals and academics are working for a Two State solution to get recognition and that will happen.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Good night all.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jean Sartre

    As long as the USA supports Israel and War Hawks like Nut-In-Yahoo rule Israel there will NEVER be any real lasting peace or solution to anything in that region.

    We, the USA, have to cut Israel loose and the Israelis have to find a true leader... it would probably be a good gesture if we took back the 150+ nukes we gave Israel too...

    As long as we support Israel, they have absolutely NO INCENTIVE to negotiate or make concessions in good faith… and they know this…

    August 23, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
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