12:24 15 November 2012
As the violence and fighting rolls into a second day, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Thursday has led to the death of three Israeli people. The rocket, which was launched by Palestinian military bodies, hit a four-story building in the town of Kiryat Malachi.
Kiryat Malachi, which is north of Gaza in southern Israel, is the latest place to see the violent clashes. This follows Wednesday’s Israeli attack where military chief of Hama, Ahmed al-Jaabari, 52-years-old, was killed in a strike on a car in Gaza City.
Based on reports, some Israeli individuals hold Jaabari allegedly responsible for Gaza attacks that go back as far as ten years. Hama’s response to the news of his death was that it has opened “the gates of hell”.
Air strikes have also been carried out by Israelis, which has so far resulted in many Palestinian deaths and causalities. It is understood that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ended his visit to Switzerland in order to better handle the matter.
Hamas militants are thought to have been controlling Gaza for the last five decades, and four years ago marked the last Gaza war where hundreds of Palestinians lost their lives.
Jaabari’s funeral was held on Wednesday which saw a mass of people gather in Gaza City.
The Gaza Strip is situated on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea, that borders Egypt and Israel.
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