Rocket Barrage Hits Southern Israel

The IDF mobilized troops to southern Israel and called up reservists on Thursday after several barrages of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip, several of them striking houses in Sderot.


Tensions remained high in Jerusalem as well, as Palestinian rioters clashed with Israeli security forces ahead of the funeral of Muhammed Abu-Khdeir, which has been scheduled for Friday afternoon.

The 16-year-old Palestinian boy was found early Tuesday in a West Jerusalem forest bearing signs of violence, in what is suspected to have been a kidnapping and murder carried out by right-wing Israeli extremists, possibly an act of revenge for the killing of the three Israeli teens last month.