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Brigades launch 12 projectiles at Israeli targets; earlier attack killed one

Dec. 29, 2008 10:19 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 29, 2008 10:19 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an/Agencies - Monday evening armed resistance brigades launched at least 12 projectiles at Israeli targets in what appeared to be a coordinated launch. No Israeli injuries were reported.

Monday afternoon one Israeli was killed and 14 others were injured after a Grad missile launched from the Gaza Strip struck a construction site in Ashkelon.

According to Israeli ambulance services, most of the workers in the construction site are Palestinians. Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz said the wounded are Palestinian construction workers from the Galilee village of Manda.

Five were reported seriously injured, four are in moderate condition and another five suffered light injuries.

Later, eight more homemade projectiles landed in different parts of Ashkelon. No casualties have been reported in those attacks.

In Sderot, five projectiles landed without causing injuries other than shock. One home was directly hit in Sderot.

Four others landed in various towns in the western Negev. Palestinians have fired 17 projectiles at Israeli sites on Monday, according to Israeli news reports and statements from militants.

***Updated 18:57 Bethlehem time

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