Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

YOU ARE HERE

The real top chef: Meeting the French president's cook

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Crimean dissidents silenced by Moscow

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

France refuses to return cultural artifacts to Benin

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

France's Fillon insists President Hollande is behind efforts to tarnish him

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Mass graves bear witness to growing violence in DR Congo

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen meets French troops in Chad

Read more

THE DEBATE

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 1)

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)