Israeli Town Protests for Military Support Under rocket fire from Palestinian militants in the nearby Gaza Strip, residents of a southern Israeli town close roads and stage protests, demanding a tougher military response from their government. Hamas militants broke a 15-month-old truce and renewed rocket attacks on Israel after an explosion on a Gaza beach last week killed seven members of one family.

Israeli Town Protests for Military Support

Israeli Town Protests for Military Support

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Under rocket fire from Palestinian militants in the nearby Gaza Strip, residents of a southern Israeli town close roads and stage protests, demanding a tougher military response from their government.

Hamas militants broke a 15-month-old truce and renewed rocket attacks on Israel after an explosion on a Gaza beach last week killed seven members of one family. Hamas blamed Israel.

After saying that an initial investigation showed it was not responsible, Israeli officials now say the investigation is ongoing.

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence that it was an Israeli artillery shell that killed the Palestinians on the beach. The New York-based-group is calling for an independent investigation.