May 15, 2007 / 3:56 PM / 13 years ago

Gaza rocket lands on house in Israel, two injured

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A rocket fired by militants in the Gaza Strip hit a house in the Israeli town of Sderot on Tuesday, causing at least two injuries, Israeli emergency services said.

The armed wing of the ruling Hamas movement said it had fired several rockets at Sderot to mark the “Nakba,” an annual day of national reflection over shared suffering in the conflict with Israel.

Hamas’s armed wing said the rocket attack was also designed to shift the focus to Israel after days of deadly factional fighting in Gaza between Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction.

Israeli ambulance workers said one of the injured was in serious condition.

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