Gaza rocket fire draws Israeli air strikes

GAZA Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:37pm EST

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GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, and Israel's military responded with a pair of air strikes, officials said.

The rockets from Gaza fell in open areas, causing no damage or injuries, Israel's military said. It said its aircraft then hit a weapon manufacturing facility and a weapon storage facility in the enclave, which is controlled by the Islamist group Hamas.

One Palestinian was wounded by the air strikes, medical workers said.

The cross-border violence followed a flare-up on Tuesday in which a Gaza sniper shot dead an Israeli civilian over the border. Israel hit back with air strikes on two Hamas training camps which hospital officials said killed a Palestinian girl near one of the targets.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

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jlinda wrote:
You say an Israeli civilian was “shot dead” but that Palestinian hospital officials “said” a Palestinian was killed. You’re discrediting the Palestinian death, and editorializing.

Dec 26, 2013 6:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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