Xinhua
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-06/22/c_131669038.htm


Two more rockets fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip landed in the coastal area of Ashkelon city on Thursday, Israeli media reported.

The attack, which caused no casualties and damages, was the latest in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, who rules the Gaza Strip.

Early Thursday, two rockets were reportedly landed in southern Israel despite talks of a truce between the two sides. One rocket was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome rocket-defense system.

On the same day, Israel lodged an official complaint with the United Nations over rocket fire into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip in the past several days.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor complained to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that "the lives of about one million Israelis are paralyzed" by the rocket fire, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Prosor was quoted as saying that "as long as Israel's southern communities will not know quiet, it will not be quiet in Gaza."

Since confrontations broke on Monday, more Qassam rockets have been launched to Israel from the Gaza strip and four Israeli citizens have been injured in the fire exchange.

According to Palestinian sources, at least eight people died in the coastal strip, six of them were Jihad militants, while two children have been killed during Israel's air strikes.




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