[QODLink]
Archive
Palestinian rocket kills Israeli

One Israeli has been killed and another wounded by a rocket fired from Gaza.

Last Modified: 15 Nov 2006 08:21 GMT
Israeli media said six rockets hit Sderot town in the morning

One Israeli has been killed and another wounded by a rocket fired from Gaza.

Medical officials said the elderly woman was killed in the Israeli town of Sderot on Wednesday morning.

It is the first time since July 2005 that crude Palestinian rockets have killed an Israeli in the towns and villages that border the Gaza Strip.

Islamic Jihad, the armed wing of the ruling Hamas party, acknowledged responsibility for the attack, saying it had fired two rockets at Sderot.

Israel's Channel 10 television said six rockets had hit the town around the morning rush hour.

Israeli response

Israel said it would respond.

David Baker, an official in the Israeli prime minister's office, said: "Palestinian rocket launchers take aim at Israeli civilians. We will not tolerate such attacks and will take whatever steps are necessary to neutralise this threat."

Emergency services said the rocket had hit a residential area.

The town is a frequent target for Palestinian rocket attacks.

Rockets had also fallen on a nearby Israeli village, but it was unclear if any were wounded in that attack.

Gaza raids

The Israeli army has been carrying out repeated raids into Gaza.

Last week 19 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli artillery barrage on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, which borders Sderot.

Israel said the barrage was aimed at areas used by Palestinian fighters to fire rockets into Israel but went off due to a technical failure.

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps will be released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.