Gaza militants fire into Israel: Army

Palestinian militants fired two projectiles into southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Wednesday, a military spokeswoman said.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2010, 23:01 PM IST

Jerusalem: Palestinian militants fired two
projectiles into southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza
Strip on Wednesday, a military spokeswoman said.

It was not immediately clear if they were mortars or
rockets, but the projectiles "landed in an open area without
causing damage or injuries," the spokeswoman said.

According to an army count, Palestinian militants have
fired more than 190 rockets or mortar rounds at Israel from
the coastal strip since the start of this year.

Israel has come under intense pressure from human
rights organisations and various international bodies to ease
its restrictions on Gaza, which many have described as
collective punishment of 1.5 million impoverished Palestinians
living in the Hamas controlled territory.

There have been also defiant siege breaking efforts
through the sea in which nine Turkish pro-Palestinian
activists were killed in clashes with Israeli naval commandos
leading to international furore.

The incident provoked global ire and Israel announced
several measures to ease the lives of Palestinians in the wake
of the controversial raid being investigated by an internal
Israeli panel as well as the United Nations.

PTI