First Israeli killed by Gaza rocket fire in week of fighting

JERUSALEM Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:49pm EDT

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli civilian was killed by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the military said, the first Israeli fatality in more than a week of fighting with Palestinian militants.

The Islamist group Hamas that rules Gaza claimed responsibility for launching the short-range rocket that struck an area along the border with Gaza.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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