Rocket fire kills woman in Israel

Victim of Qassam fired from the Gaza Strip identified as a 70-year-old tourist.

    At least 21 rockets hit the western Negev over the weekend, Israeli media said [AFP]
    Agencies quoted the Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian group allied to Hamas, as saying that it fired rockets into Israel on Monday.
     
    On Sunday, Palestinian fighters fired three Qassam rockets at the western Negev, one of which exploded next to a schoolbus carrying children, Haaretz said.
     
    At least 21 rockets hit the western Negev over the weekend, the daily said.
     
    The incidents come as the Egyptian chief of intelligence wraps up talks with Israel about a ceasefire with Hamas to end rocket attacks and Israeli reprisals.
     
    Israel wants the truce deal to include freedom for Gilad Shalit, a captured Israeli soldier, and an end to alleged arms smuggling from Egypt into Gaza.
     
    Fuel supply resumed
     
    In other news on Monday, Kaanan Obeid, a senior Gaza energy official, said that Israel had resumed its supply of fuel for a Gaza power plant idled two days ago.
     
    He said he expected the power plant to start operating again later in the day.
     
    Obeid said the plant was shut down on Saturday because it ran out of fuel, normally supplied by Israel.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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