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3 killed by rocket fire in Kiryat Malachi

Three people killed when rockets hit southern city. Palestinians report three killed in IDF strike in Khan Younis. Security Council meeting ends without resolution

Ynet reporters
Latest Update: 11.15.12, 13:33 / Israel News

Gaza's terror groups continued to fire rockets on Israel's south overnight and on Thursday. Three people – two men and a woman – were killed in the morning when a rocket hit an apartment building in the city of Kiryat Malachi.

The victims didn't make it to the fortified stairwell in their building, which did not have a viable shelter. Two people were seriously injured, one boy was moderately hurt and two infants sustained light wounds. Several others suffered panic attacks. Another building in the city was directly hit, but no injuries were reported. Hamas' military wing accepted responsibility for the attacks.

Meanwhile, dozens of rockets were fired on Israel since morning. Some were intercepted by the Iron Dome. IDF Commissioner Yohanan Danino told Ynet that the tension in the south is expected to last for several days, and that the rocket fire is set to intensify. He said that despite Israel's advanced aerial defense and warning systems, civilian vigilance is of the essence.


Thousands take part in Hamas commander's funeral

Ahmed Al-Jabari's funeral procession draws crowds day after he is assassinated in IAF strike

Elior Levy
Published: 11.15.12, 12:50 / Israel News

A day after Hamas military chief Ahmed Al-Jabari was assassinated in an IAF strike, thousands attended his funeral in Gaza on Thursday.

Meanwhile, terror groups continued to fire dozens of rockets on southern Israel. One grad rocket that hit the city of Kiryat Malachi killed three and injured nine.

The IDF continued to strike terror hubs in the Gaza Strip overnight as part of Operation Pillar of Defense. One airstrike on Khan Younis killed three terrorists gearing towards launching rockets. The IDF braced for an escalation in the rocket fire during Jabari's funeral.

The funeral procession left Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital and continued towards Jabari's home. Hamas gunmen accompanied the crowds and fired in the air. No top Hamas officials attended the funeral for fear that Israel would exploit the opportunity to carry out another assassination.


See the funeral picture of Jabari, see a lost opportunity.

Israel should have dropped Napalm on that whole street.