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Israel launches air raids on Gaza, militants fire rocket

Published on Nov 13, 2012 4:40 PM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel launched three air strikes on the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday and militants fired a rocket into southern Israel, hours after Gaza groups said they were ready for a ceasefire with the Jewish state.

The air raids hit an uninhabited area to the west of Gaza City, without causing any casualties, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said.

In a statement, the Israeli army said the strikes targeted a weapons facility and two rocket launch sites.

The raids came after renewed rocket fire on Monday, with militants firing at least 15 missiles into Israel, the army said, adding that another four were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

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