Sunday, February 8, 2009

Islamic Jihad fires 2 rockets fr. Gaza into Israel (including 1 Grad that lands nr. Ashqelon), causing damage but no injuries. The IDF responds with air strikes on the rocket-launching site nr. Bayt Lahiya, killing 2 Islamic Jihad mbrs., and on a Hamasaffiliated police post nr. Khan Yunis, which has been bombed repeatedly, causing no reported injuries. Israel resumes limited shipments of fuel for Gaza’s electricity plant, as well as allowing entry of 761 truckloads of humanitarian aid and commercial goods, 76 truckloads of seed and fodder. In the West Bank, the IDF conducts late-night arrest raids, house searches nr. Jenin. (IDF Radio 2/8; MM, WP 2/9; PCHR 2/12)