March 21 - Two rockets explode in the southern Israeli town of Sderot as U.S. President Barack Obama begins the second day of his Middle East tour. Sarah Sheffer reports.
Security officers investigate the scene of a rocket attack in a southern Israeli town near the Gaza border. The strike comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Israel for a three-day tour. One of the residents said the attack took him by surprise. (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) PARTUSH PORON, RESIDENT OF SDEROT, SAYING: "We woke with the strange whistle of the rocket. We thought the alarm was a mistake. We didn't realise that something like this would happen, it was very strange." There were no reports of injuries. It is the second time rockets launched from Gaza have hit Israel since a truce ended an eight-day cross-border war in November. Obama's second day in the Middle East will include a visit to Ramallah in the West Bank for meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.