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Rocket fired from Gaza into Israel

A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip towards the state of Israel but caused no casualties

AFP, Tuesday 4 Jan 2011
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A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel on Tuesday, damaging some greenhouses but causing no injuries, an Israeli military spokeswoman told AFP.

"The rocket fell in the vicinity of the town of Ashkelon," the spokeswoman said.

Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza have landed in southern Israel in the past few months, causing injuries in some cases, and limited damage.

Israel has launched a series of retaliatory air raids across Gaza and warned that it reserves the right to respond more forcefully if the rocket attacks continue.

In December 2008, Israel launched the catastrophic "Operation Cast Lead" offensive in response to rocket fire.

The war, which ended in a ceasefire on 18 January  2009, killed 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 13 Israelis.

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