Rocket from Gaza sets factory ablaze in southern Israel

JERUSALEM Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:44pm EDT

Related Topics

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a factory in southern Israel on Saturday, setting it on fire, but Israeli officials said there were no serious injuries.

Palestinian officials in Gaza said that shortly after the rocket attack, Israeli tanks had fired back into the northern part of the coastal strip, causing no injuries.

At least two rockets were fired at Israel, one striking a factory in the city of Sderot, a frequent target of Palestinian rocket fire.

"The building went up in flames," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding that rescue crews were on scene and the fire appeared to be under control.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said it had treated three people for light injuries.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking whether tanks had returned fire into Gaza.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Amir Cohen and Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see
Comments (4)
Warwithislam wrote:
Pretty soon, I hope, Israel will enter Gaza, and push every man, woman and child into either Egypt or the sea – their choice (and Egypt’s).

The so-called “Palestinians” cannot understand that you can’t start two wars and lose them both, with no repercussions. Israel has exercised great restraint in not completely annexing the WB and Gaza along with Jerusalem.

Jun 28, 2014 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:
When you “trade land for peace”, you get neither.

Jun 28, 2014 3:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
‘never again’: you are God’s chosen people, kill them all Israel!

Jun 28, 2014 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.