Gaza fire 2 rockets just hours before Sharon’s burial

IDF says although location of former PM’s funeral is within range of rockets from Gaza, the two rockets did not land in Israel.

 

The Israel Defense Forces said two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip just hours ahead of Ariel Sharon’s funeral on Monday morning, but they did not appear to have landed in Israel.

Fired from GazaThe location in southern Israel where the former prime minister is to be buried later Monday is within range of rockets from the Palestinian territory and rockets in the past have hit the area.

The military says Monday’s rocket fire caused no injuries or damage. Israeli media said the rockets were fired into the sea.

Media in Israel also say the Iron Dome anti-missile system has been deployed near Sharon’s ranch in southern Israel to protect against rockets during the funeral. The military declined to comment.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says increased police forces have been deployed for Sharon’s funeral.

Sharon's grave - AP

A worker prepares the grave for late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who will be buried at his ranch in the northern Negev Desert, Israel, Jan. 12, 2014. – Photo: AP

 

 

View original HAARETZ publication at: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.568230

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