Thai worker in Israel killed by Gaza rocket attack

Published March 18th, 2010 - 11:08 GMT

A rocket fired by Palestinian gunners from the Gaza Strip killed a man in south Israel Thursday, Israeli medics said. Israel's emergency service, said the man killed was about 30 years old and appeared to be a farm worker from Thailand employed in an agricultural community just north of Gaza.

 

Thursday's attack came on the same day as a visit to Gaza by Europe's top diplomat, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. It was the first such trip by a senior official in more than a year. Ashton had just crossed into Gaza when the attack took place, the AP reported.

 

A small Islamist faction affiliated with al Qaeda calling itself Ansar al-Sunna claimed responsibility for the rocket attack. Israel's military said it was the third rocket fired from Gaza in a 12-hour stretch.

 

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