Rocket fired from Gaza lands near Ashkelon

(JTA) – A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel.

The rocket fired Tuesday evening landed in an open area near Ashkelon, causing no damage or injuries, according to the Israeli military.

No group claimed responsibility, though Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from the coastal strip.

The Code Red rocket alert siren sounded in Ashkelon and the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council before the attack.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear restitution case from ’97 Hamas bombing in Jerusalem

Masked Hamas militants mourning a suicide bomber at a symbolic funeral in Ramallah, March 29, 2001. (David Silverman/Newsmakers)
Masked Hamas militants mourning a suicide bomber at a symbolic funeral in Ramallah, March 29, 2001. (David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Masked Hamas militants mourning a suicide bomber at a symbolic funeral in Ramallah, March 29, 2001. (David Silverman/Newsmakers)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the restitution case from a 1997 Hamas bombing in Jerusalem in which survivors are seeking Iranian artifacts to pay a $71.5 million judgment.

The high court said Tuesday it would hear arguments and determine the outcome of the case during its next term, which begins in October. [Read more…]

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