Gaza militants `welcome` Obama by firing at Israel

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 17:54

Jerusalem: On the second day of US President Barack Obama`s visit to the region, Israel police officials informed that Gaza militants fired two rockets at the southern reaches of the country.
Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says one rocket exploded in the courtyard of a house in the border town of Sderot, causing damage but no injuries. The other landed in an open field.

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama visited Sderot, which is frequently targeted by rocket attacks from the nearby Gaza Strip. The territory is ruled by the militant Palestinian Hamas group.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for today`s attack, which came as Obama was in Jerusalem. He is to visit the West Bank city of Ramallah later in the day.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 14:06

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