Israel bracing for Katyusha rocket attacks on cities : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread


TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Authorities are bracing for Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli cities.

Officials said the prospect that the Palestinian Authority would fire rockets at Israeli cities is being discussed in both the military and security forces. They said the current PA mortar attacks on Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip appear to mark a prelude to an attack on Israeli cities.

On Tuesday, a car bomb exploded in a shopping center in Jerusalem. Six people were reportedly injured in the morning blast.

Last week, an Israeli soldier was injured from a mortar attack inside Israel. The mortar was fired from the Gaza Strip and was the first such incident since the establishment of the PA in 1994.

On late Monday, Palestinians fired three mortars toward the Jewish settlement of Morag in the Gaza Strip. Nobody was reported injured.

-- Martin Thompson (, March 28, 2001

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