The moderate Fatah faction claimed responsibility for for most of Wednesday afternoon’s Kassam rocket attacks on Israel.
However, Hamas took responsibility for the rocket attack that killed the Jewish student.
People tend to an Israeli man at the scene of a rocket attack in the southern town of Sderot February 27, 2008. A Palestinian rocket launched from the Gaza Strip killed one person in Israel on Wednesday, the first such fatality in nine months, after Israeli forces killed eight militants in the Hamas-controlled territory. (REUTERS/Ronen Kerem)
An Israeli college student was killed today after Hamas fired at least 20 rockets into southern Israel.
The New York Sun reported:
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A Palestinian Arab rocket struck a college campus in southern Israel today, killing one person and injuring a second, Israeli medics said.
The Hamas terrorist group said it had fired more than 20 rockets into southern Israel, including eight at Sderot, the town near Gaza where the deadly strike took place.
A woman is evacuated on a stretcher after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in a factory in the southern Israeli town of Sderot February 27, 2008. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called for an end to Palestinian rocket attacks.
Israel promised that the response to today’s attacks would be particularly harsh.