Rockets hit Sderot, Israel responds with tanks, planes

There is more to this story than the usual, Gazanian rockets hit Israeli field, Israelis test Iron Dome. This looks like the start of something truly awful.

Here is what is known so far from Big Story:

SDEROT, Israel (AP) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Sunday, prompting the Israeli military to respond with airstrikes and tank fire on targets inside Gaza. No injuries were reported on either side.

The Israeli military said the rocket landed in the southern border town of Sderot, a frequent target of Palestinian rocket fire. The rocket landed in a residential area next to a house, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.

Shortly afterward, the military said Israeli aircraft and tanks targeted two posts belonging to the Hamas militant group in northern Gaza. Hamas officials said a training camp in northern Gaza was targeted, but the camp had been evacuated after the rocket was fired in anticipation of an Israeli reprisal.

UPDATE: An eyewitness in Sderot said the rocket was a Grad missile with a 140 KG warhead which did not detonate, and landed in the town a few hundred yards from the home of the witness.



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