Israelis Hit Gaza After Donkey Bomb Fizzles

15 injured in strikes retaliating for militant attacks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2010 1:21 AM CDT
Israelis Hit Gaza After Donkey Bomb Fizzles
An Israeli army vehicle patrols the Gaza Strip on the border with Israel.   (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Fifteen people were injured when Israeli jets pounded the Gaza Strip overnight in retaliation for militant strikes involving a rocket, mortars—and a donkey. A Syrian-backed militant group claimed responsibility for the "donkey bomb" attack, in which a donkey cart carrying 400 pounds of dynamite was detonated near the border wall, AP reports. The donkey was the only casualty.
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