Thursday, May 24, 2007
AHN Middle East Correspondent
Jerusalem, Israel (AHN) - Rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip have destroyed hundreds of acres of Israeli crops over the past week.
The recently ended Shavuot holiday in Israel traditionally marks the beginning of the summer harvest. But this season, farmers in many of the communities in the vicinity of Gaza have no wheat to gather.
Images appearing on Ynet Internet news portal showed vast areas of charred farm land in southern Israel. Aided by the dry summer conditions in Israel, the Palestinian rockets regularly cause large fires.
Palestinian terrorists fired at least six more rockets at southern Israel on Thursday. No damage or injuries were reported.
Israel responded with an air strike against a Hamas military installation in the heart of Gaza City. Hamas has claimed credit for most of the 200 rocket attacks on Israel in recent days.