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  2/27/2013, Adar 17, 5773

UN Ambassador: Condemn the Rocket Fire on Ashkelon

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, sent an urgent letter to the UN Security Council and to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday night, following the firing of rockets at the city of Ashkelon on Tuesday morning.

"Israel considers Hamas as being responsible for all attacks coming from Gaza,” Prosor wrote. "No country would allow to play Russian roulette with the lives of its citizens. You must condemn this blatant violation of the ceasefire, which could lead to escalation.”