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Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets on Thursday at southern Israel, on the second day of President Barack Obama's visit to the region, Israeli police said.

One of the rockets exploded in the courtyard of a house in the border town of Sderot early in the morning, causing damage but no injuries, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The other landed in an open field.

Obama was miles away in Jerusalem at the time, preparing to visit the Israel Museum. Later in the day he is set to meet with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama visited Sderot, which is frequently targeted by rocket attacks from the nearby Gaza Strip. The militant Islamic group Hamas has ruled Gaza since 2007 after ousting the rival Palestinian Fatah group in bloody street fighting. Fatah and the Palestinian Authority, led by Abbas, now govern part of the West Bank only.
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No group immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack. Gaza rocket fire on Israel has declined since a military campaign in November, but sporadic attacks persist. Last month a rocket was fired at the Israeli city of Ashkelon.

Over the past decade, Gaza militants have fired thousands of rockets and mortar shells at Israel.

Obama began his 48 hour visit on Wednesday. After a warm welcome at the airport, he viewed an Iron Dome battery that was transported to the airport for his arrival.

The U.S. has invested more than $275 million into the missile defense system and plans to spend another $211 million on it this year. U.S. and Israeli officials credit the Iron Dome with preventing numerous rocket attacks from neighboring Gaza.

During his visit, Obama reiterated Israel's right to live in security and defend itself.

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Code Red sirens wailed in Sderot shortly after the 7 a.m. rocket attack, forcing the town residents who were on their way to work or school to run to bomb shelters.
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Yes, rockets from Gaza into Israel have declined (as you stated above) but not stopped. One rocket landed in a hospital site in Israel last week, but of course it doesn't make the news because Israel takes these rockets lying down and is weak in its dealing with terrorists.

Please pray for this sweetie who is still in Critical Care after the car she was in with her mother and sisters was attacked by stone throwing mobs.


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Yes, rockets from Gaza into Israel have declined (as you stated above) but not stopped. One rocket landed in a hospital site in Israel last week, but of course it doesn't make the news because Israel takes these rockets lying down and is weak in its dealing with terrorists.

Please pray for this sweetie who is still in Critical Care after the car she was in with her mother and sisters was attacked by stone throwing mobs.


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First of all yes I will pray for her. What human tragedy.
Why do you say Israel is "weak" in dealing with terrorists?
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First of all yes I will pray for her. What human tragedy.
Why do you say Israel is "weak" in dealing with terrorists?
Because no country would endure what Israel does in the form of rocket attack and remain as passive as they do. Any other country would storm the area in which the rocket were coming from and level it. But, Israel does little.

If you really want an end to the violence then the two sides have to duke it out until their is a victor. This namby pamby **** of trying to appease the terrorists, (known as the palestinian people,) is bull****.
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Because no country would endure what Israel does in the form of rocket attack and remain as passive as they do. Any other country would storm the area in which the rocket were coming from and level it. But, Israel does little.

If you really want an end to the violence then the two sides have to duke it out until their is a victor. This namby pamby **** of trying to appease the terrorists, (known as the palestinian people,) is bull****.
Well said. The only way to stop the terrorism is by force, but unfortunately Israel takes it for months/years and then retaliates. The only way to deal with the crimes of terrorists is by showing them Israel won't stand for it.
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Because no country would endure what Israel does in the form of rocket attack and remain as passive as they do. Any other country would storm the area in which the rocket were coming from and level it. But, Israel does little.

If you really want an end to the violence then the two sides have to duke it out until their is a victor. This namby pamby **** of trying to appease the terrorists, (known as the palestinian people,) is bull****.
yeah and they are in the midst of Palestinian sympathizer countries, but yeah your Django shoot em up might work.
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Too bad their aim was off.
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Too bad their aim was off.
whose? I imagine Israel has the capability to demolish them all but doesn't want to ruin the land. so far.
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whose? I imagine Israel has the capability to demolish them all but doesn't want to ruin the land. so far.
No, I meant the militants firing at Israel while Obama was visiting. If they had better aim, then it might have been the most fortuitous event in American history.
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No, I meant the militants firing at Israel while Obama was visiting. If they had better aim, then it might have been the most fortuitous event in American history.
oh, you mean to take out the best friend Israel's ever had (their words)? Gotcha!
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