Gaza militants fire heavy rocket into Israel

Militants from inside Gaza rarely use military-grade projectiles.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 16:07 PM IST

Jerusalem: Israel`s military says Gaza militants have fired a military-grade rocket into Israel, causing light damage and no injuries.

Militants from inside Gaza regularly fire small rockets they manufacture themselves and only rarely use military-grade projectiles such as the relatively powerful Grad launched early on Friday.

None of the armed groups in Hamas-ruled Gaza immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

An Israeli airstrike this week killed two senior members of one such group, the Army of Islam. Another faction released a video in Hebrew threatening retaliation for their deaths.

Rocket fire from Gaza has sharply declined since Israel`s offensive in the coastal strip ended in early 2009.

Bureau Report