Rocket From Gaza Explodes in Israel

    Israeli explosives experts stand by an rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip that landed near the costal city of Ashkelon, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. It was the first such projectile from the Palestinian territory to hit Israel since Israel-Gaza hostilities last November. The rocket fire came one day after Israeli troops injured two Palestinian teenagers near a holy site close to Bethlehem, during one of the many demonstrations Palestinians in the West Bank have staged in recent days. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Rocket fired from Gaza to Ashkelon, Israel, on Tuesday. (Tsafrir Abayov/AP)

    A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in Israel on Tuesday in an apparent retaliation for the death of a Palestinian man in an Israeli jail. There were no casualties reported. West Bank militant group al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades has already claimed responsibility for the attack—the first from Gaza since the November truce, and Hamas officials said they are investigating. Meanwhile, in the West Bank, thousands protested at the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, who allegedly was tortured before his death in an Israeli jail. Israeli soldiers shot and wounded five Palestinians during a protest in Bethlehem, including a 15-year-old who is currently in critical condition.

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