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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Militant groups fire rockets at Israel in response to Israeli violence; no damage; Gaza police tried to stop them

Ma'an – Two militant groups in Gaza, Al-Tawid (Unity) and Al-Jihad, claimed responsibility Friday for firing three missiles at the city of Sderot and the area of Shaar Hanegev, both in southern Israel.

"At 09:00 O’clock on Friday morning, our fighters fired a missile towards the west of the Negev. Despite the heavy presence of the Gaza police in the region which tried to prevent firing the missiles, fighters were successful again in shooting another missile at the same region.

"At 3:30 p.m, our heroes were able to launch another missile towards the town of Sderot and then returned to their home safely,” the Al-Tawid group told Ma'an.

The group said that the projectiles were in response to Israeli crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and stated its willingness to continue firing missiles as a way to resist the Israeli occupation.

Two missiles fell in the western Negev region of Eshkol without causing any causalities or damage, Israeli sources said.