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Gaza rocket hits Israel: Army

AFP , Monday 23 Nov 2015
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A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hit an open field in southern Israel on Monday morning, the Israeli army said in a statement.

"No injuries have been reported," it added.

A military spokeswoman told AFP no air raid sirens had sounded since the rocket was seen heading to an uninhabited area.

Extremist Sunni militants claiming links to ISIS have said they were behind recent rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such incidents.

The strip, ruled by the Islamist Hamas group, faced three Israeli offensives since 2008, including last summer's aerial assault that left more than 100,000 people homeless and killed more than 2,200.

Monday's attack comes after a near two-month Israeli repression to Palestinian protests in the occupied West Bank, accompanied by weekly riots on the Gaza border which often resulted in Palestinian casualties.

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