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Cross Border Fire Goes Into Third Day
IMEMC & Agencies
June 20, 2012
Cross border fire has continued on Wednesday with Israeli media outlets reporting that approximately a dozen projectiles were fired from the Gaza Strip. Also, the State of Israel has reported that it has killed a fighter in Rafah.
Most of the projectiles fired fell in the Negev Desert, but two did fall inside town limits, Haaretz reports. No casualties or injuries were reported, although light damage was sustained to an building used for industrial purposes.
Following the attack from the Gaza Strip, Israeli Air Force planes shelled a motorcycle in Rafah killing it`s rider. Israel told Reuters that the motorcyclist was involved in Monday`s clash between fighters in the the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, and Israeli military.
This clash led to the death of two fighters and has subsequently been claimed by the newly formed Shura Council of Mujahideen in the Holy Land.
Reuters reports this group as a `fringe Islamist Salafi network` and the Israeli spokesperson`s office claims to have received video footage from the group.
In related news, Egyptian Ambassasor to the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Othman, is working on restoring calm to the border region, the Ma`an News Agency reports.
Cross border fire has continued since Monday following months of relative calm. Following an attack on Monday, Israeli Air Force planes have repeatedly shelled the Gaza Strip leading to six deaths and scores of injuries.
The armed wings of numerous Palestinian political groups, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Peoples Front for the Liberation of Palestine, have responded by firing projectiles in to Israel leading to injuries to four soldiers.
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