A rocket apparently fired by Palestinians on Friday struck a house in the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian sisters aged five and 13, Palestinian medics said.Apparently, Christmas came a little late to Gaza this year.
Hamas police said they were investigating the cause of the blast in Beit Lahiya village in northern Gaza, which medics said seemed to be due to a rocket aimed at Israel that had misfired.
Earlier in the day, a seriously wounded 35-year-old Palestinian man, hurt by a misfired rocket on Tuesday, was taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
The 2008 PalArab self-death count is now 226, with 28 of them being children.
And the number of Arabs seriously injured and killed by Qassams since the latest escalation is far higher than the number of Israelis, even though the number of rockets that fall short seem to be perhaps in the 5% range.