Two Rockets Fired into Southern Israel as Obama Visits West Bank


Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — Ahead of President Obama’s visit to the West Bank on Thursday, two rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza.

The rockets landed in the town of Sderot, the Israeli military confirmed.  One lightly damaged a house and the other landed in a field, setting off a fire.

Obama, who on Thursday is meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, was safe in Jerusalem, which is about 40 miles northeast of where the incident took place.

There have been no claims of responsibility from Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip, or any other militant groups.

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