Attacks from Gaza on Israel increasing


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two more rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel, bringing to 10 the number of rockets that have struck Israel since the start of the High Holidays.

The two rockets launched Monday morning landed in open territory near Sderot, according to Israel’s military.

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers opened fire toward the Gaza border fence after they spotted Palestinians attempting to fire anti-tank missiles into Israel, according to the Israel Defense Forces spokesman. Three Palestinians were killed in the attack, Israel Radio reported. Gaza sources said they were farmers, Haaretz reported.

Also Sunday, a rocket fired in the early morning landed near a kibbutz orchard in the western Negev.

In an address Sunday to the Israeli Cabinet, Israel Security Agency chief Yuval Diskin said that although the quality of Hamas’ weapons has decreased significantly, he expects an increase in terrorism as Palestinian terrorists attempt to derail the current direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.  

Meanwhile, Israeli army police are investigating the torching of a Palestinian car Monday in a West Bank village allegedly by Jewish settlers. Two other cars reportedly also had flammable liquid poured on them. The word "revenge" reportedly was spray-painted on the wall of a nearby home. 

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