October 8th, 2012
05:44 AM ET

Palestinians: Israeli strikes in Gaza wound 16

Palestinian militants claimed to have fired 20 mortar rounds from Gaza into Israel in retaliation for a strike that wounded 11 people.

The Israel Defense Force said Sunday's strike targeted two members of a Gaza-based jihad network who were suspected in a June attack that left an Israeli soldier dead.

Two militants and nine civilians, including six children, when a rocket hit a motorcycle in Rafah, a town on the Gaza-Egypt border, Ashraf al-Qidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman said.

The IDF, meanwhile, said it targeted terror operations in southern Gaza on Monday following another round of mortars.

The IDF said it responded to the rockets by launching tank shells, though a ministry of health official in Gaza said it was an airstrike.


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  1. TvNyC

    I cant believe this, innocent people getting killed because of politics, thats just sad. My heart goes out to their families.. Jews and palestine please make peace before Jesus comes down to save us, because quite frankly the world is sick and tired of you.. Get over yourselves and grow up. Forget the history, remember you guys betrayed Jesus the only Son of God. This is why you guys been going through hell the last 2000 years. Jesús is coming down and he will reveal Himself but not until you guys get your minds together...make peace and we shall live together in peace for the rest of eternity. Remember Jesus died for all of us not just catholics or jews. I am a proud catholic though because we will never betray our God.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. TvNyC

    Armageddon is near

    October 8, 2012 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pali

    More rocks. We need more rocks to defend ourselves. Maybe even a few sticks.
    Bad jew. Bad jew.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©


    October 8, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    @banasy GM
    Your "sigh" as always says a lot.
    Civilians including six children wounded in a missile strike by Israeli combat aircraft. So what? The Gazans would respond with their home made unguided rockets. And that would most certainly stop the poorly equipped IDF. lol
    What is intriguing is CNN reporting this one incident out of almost daily occurence.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, saywhat.
      It never ends.
      We are so blessed here in the US, where we do not have to wonder daily is missiles will destroy our humble abodes...or wonder if our loved ones will return from an ordinary errand...I know we have problems here in the US, but I cannot imagine living in that kind of continuous fear...

      October 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Human tragedy that has been unfolding before the eyes of this world for the past 60 years, goes on.
    Long live Liberty,Freedom and Justice for all. We the champions of these values along with other powers are to be felicitated. Lets continue our crusade against oppression, injustice and to uphold human rights.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. political strategist

    Statistics show Israel to be the warmonger, not Palestine.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |