Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Closing arguments presented in the ICC trial of the Malian Jihadist who destroyed shrines

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

Read more

THE DEBATE

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Video: The European dream of Abidjan street footballers

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: Star Trek Beyond, Toni Erdmann, Staying Vertical

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Gaziantep Massacre: Turkey's kurds targeted in deadly attack

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

US Secretary of State John Kerry commits to ramping up military assistance to Nigeria

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Sexism is over, according to most men'

Read more

Middle East

In Pictures: Petrol station hit by Hamas rockets

© Willy Bracciano (FRANCE 24)

Text by Willy BRACCIANO

Latest update : 2014-07-11

FRANCE 24’s special envoy Willy Bracciano went to the petrol station in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod hit Friday by a Hamas rocket launched from Gaza, causing one serious injury so far.

The strike caused the first Israeli casualty in the recent escalation in violence with the Palestinian Territories. Medics said a man in his 50s was in serious condition after the strike, which caused a huge explosion and major fire.

Hamas has launched more than 550 rockets since Monday, but most have been struck down by Israel’s missile defence system, the “Iron Dome.” Israel has also continued an offensive, “Operation Protective Edge,” on the Gaza Strip.

At least 79 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the offensive, which Israel says it launched to end the persistent rocket attacks on its civilian population.

Date created : 2014-07-11

  • ISRAEL

    Video: Living in Tel Aviv, under threat of rocket attack

    Read more

  • MIDDLE EAST

    Video: Palestinians fear full Israeli military offensive in Gaza

    Read more

  • ISRAEL - GAZA STRIP

    Hamas rockets reaching deeper into Israel

    Read more

COMMENT(S)