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Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket fire

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Israeli air strikes hit four terror-related Gaza sites.

The Sept. 10 strikes by the air force on a weapons manufacturing facility, a terror activity site and a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip, as well as a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, were in “direct response” to rocket fire from Gaza on southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Five Palestinians, including two children, were injured in the attacks, according to Palestinian news agencies. Shrapnel from one Israeli missile hit a civilian home, injuring three residents, the daily Haaretz reported, citing Hamas security sources.

Some 15 rockets have hit Israel since the beginning of the month. School was canceled Sept. 9 in Beersheva, as well as in two other southern Israeli cities, Ashdod and Omer, after rockets landed in or near them. — jta


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