On the morning of Tuesday, February 26th 2013 an M75 missile was fired from the southern Gaza Strip at the town of Ashkelon, violating the ceasefire which brought Operation Pillar of Cloud to an end in November of last year. Fortunately, no injuries were sustained.
The BBC’s report on the subject appeared in the Middle East section of its BBC News website.
Contrary to the statement made in the BBC article (and still not corrected 24 hours later), the missile fire was claimed by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and declared to be in response to the “murder” – as they called it – of Arafat Jaradat, adding:
“We must resist our enemy by all available means,” the group said in a statement emailed to reporters. “We stress our commitment to armed struggle against the Zionist enemy.”
Our friends over at The Commentator have some interesting observations…
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