Palestinians Fire Qassam Missiles at Ashkelon and Neighboring Israeli Villages

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NOV 05 2008 — Palestinians launched more than 35 missiles into Israeli towns and villages within range of Gaza launching sites starting early Wednesday.

The missile attack occurred after a ground battle Israeli armored forces into the Gaza strip to demolish a Hamas tunnel from Al Bureij. The tunnel was ready for action for abducting kidnapping victims.

Six IDF soldiers injured, one Hamas gunman killed, and four Hams gunmen injured. Mortar fire followed up the missile attack. Israel responded with an Air Force helicopter and killed five mortar-men.