Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


11 hurt in Gaza raids, rockets strike 2 Israeli houses

03 July 2014, 12:27

Jerusalem - Eleven Palestinians were wounded on Thursday when Israel pounded 15 targets in Gaza as militants kept up a volley of cross-border fire, with rockets hitting two houses in the Israeli south.

But there was no immediate sign of a return to the violent clashes which had engulfed east Jerusalem on Wednesday, following the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teenager in a suspected revenge attack after three Israeli teens were abducted and killed earlier this month.

"Eleven people were wounded during the night, including one who is in serious condition," a spokesperson for the Gaza health authority said, indicating seven were hurt in Beit Lahiya in the north and four in Gaza City

The pre-dawn raids came after nearly a dozen rockets struck southern Israel, two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, the army said. One scored a direct hit on a house in Sderot, causing an electrical outage across the town, police said.

Even after the raids, the rocket fire continued with another projectile hitting a second house in the town, the army said. Nobody was injured.

Clashes raging

Since midnight, 15 rockets have slammed into southern Israel, army figures show.

In east Jerusalem, violent clashes which broke out early on Wednesday in Shuafat following the kidnap and murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian in a suspect revenge attack, ended in the early hours of Thursday.

Clashes which had raged in Shuafat throughout on Wednesday spread during the evening to other areas of annexed east Jerusalem, including Silwan, Issawiya, Ras al-Amud and Anata, an AFP correspondent said.

By the late afternoon on Wednesday, medics from the Red Crescent said 65 people had been injured, 18 of them by live bullets, but there was no immediate update on numbers.

Other clashes with Israeli troops were reported in the occupied West Bank, at Qalandiya between Jerusalem and Ramallah, as well as in the southern towns of Beit Fajjar and Bethlehem, where demonstrators hurled stones and molotov cocktails, police said.

Overnight, Israeli troops arrested 13 "wanted" Palestinians as it pressed on with an arrest campaign which began when the three teenagers were snatched while hitch-hiking on 12 June. Their bodies were found on Monday with the triple murder blamed on Hamas.

- AP


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...