Two Palestinians wounded in Israel's retaliatory fire

January 13, 2012 11:50 pm 

GAZA, Jan. 13 — Two Palestinians were wounded early on Friday in an Israeli artillery fire east of al-Buriej refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, medics and security officials said.

Adham Abu Selmeya, spokesman of Gaza emergency services, said that the two Palestinians were moderately injured and were immediately sent to hospital.

An Israeli Army spokesman said that unknown Palestinian militants fired from Gaza a homemade rocket toward a southern Israeli area. No injuries were reported and no one claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violence goes up and down between the Israeli army and Gaza militants despite ceasefire deals, mediated by Egypt, have been set in place several times between the Israeli government and Islamic Hamas movement.

Hamas, which controls Gaza, has been urging militant groups to refrain from firing rockets to Israel to avoid another large-scale Israeli military operation.

However, Israel denies any ceasefire with Gaza militants and vows to respond to every rocket attack from the coastal enclave. Radical militants also refuse to abide by the restraint that Hamas called for. (PNA/Xinhua) scs/utb


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